August 14, 2016: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to His disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:49-53)
Do you believe Jesus really desires to divide people? Families?
Think about how much Jesus loves you.
He willingly gave His life for you-for all of us.
Jesus had to wait until His time came.
We too have to be patient-sometimes amidst indifference and ridicule.
How can you practice patience this week?