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20th SUNDAY -C- August 18, 2019

Jeremiah 38: 4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40; Hebrews 12: 1-4; Luke 12: 49-53

By Jude Siciliano, OP

Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

From today’s Gospel reading:

Jesus said, "I have come to set the earth on fire

And how I wish it were already blazing!"

Reflection:

In the beginning of his gospel Luke gives us the story of Jesus’ birth, with the warming scene of the angels singing, "Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to those whom God favors." It is clear from today’s passage that the peace Jesus brings to his followers is not the peace of comfort and the well-being the world desires. Following him will not be a life of calm and tranquility.

So, we ask ourselves:

  • What makes us uncomfortable about Jesus’ teachings?

  • Does what he asks of us set us apart from those who know us?


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