When you read the gospel accounts of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, you realize it is not a peaceful story. This passage is particularly horrifying - the “Slaughter of Innocents.” But for that reason, it has a lot to show us about how peace really comes into the world. This is a “confrontation of kings.” But not in the way we might normally think. The only way true peace comes to the world is through Jesus, and his revolutionary way of confronting violence and evil in the world.