Thursday, 26th October 2023

Luke 12:49–53

Jesus said to the crowds, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”


• Can I sense the fire within Jesus when he uses the image of fire to speak of this great desire in his heart to save us?

• Do I find his mentioning of the word “division” sounds hard to me? In my prayer, can I I tell Jesus about my feelings of his harsh words about division?