Dear Parish Family,
This Sunday is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s Gospel (Luke 12:49-53), Jesus says, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” He goes on to speak about how households will be divided. At first, this may sound contrary to our Lord’s prayer that his disciples may be one as he and the Father are one. Still, history has shown this to be true.
The Gospel demands that we choose Christ. If we only follow our Lord in a lukewarm manner, we are not following him faithfully. “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.”
May the Holy Spirit set our heart ablaze with zeal and love for the one, true God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
God bless you.
Fr. Dan Redmond