Part I – Luke 12:49-56
Jesus came to bring fire and division. And we thought he was all about peace.
Whatever we might have thought or hoped for, Jesus says, “From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three . . . 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.”
I’m not sure we needed Jesus for that bit about in-laws but maybe it fills out the picture.
Jesus is shaking fists and four-letter words. He’s come to ruffle feathers and make ears burn. And he isn’t just talking about ‘they’ or ‘them’ or the people out there who don’t yet have it together. Read more