Sunday Gospel August 18, 2013
- August 16, 2013
Twentieth Sunday of the YearLuke 12:49-53
49 'I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already!
50 There is a baptism I must still receive, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!
51 'Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.
52 For from now on, a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three;
53 father opposed to son, son to father, mother to daughter, daughter to mother, mother-in-law to daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law to mother-in-law.'
What we think of as reality — the day-to-day world in which we sin, harm ourselves and others, regret but do little else about pain and injustice, forget God and eternity — this so-called "reality" is falsehood.