Thurs. Oct.22/15


Daily reflections: Thursday: October 22/15


Gospel Luke 12:49... for many believers their the image of Jesus is a man of peace. In the Christmas carols they always take a picture of Jesus bringing peace and good will to all. Even in many Christmas stories, preachers in the pulpit, conversation about Jesus... there seem to be universal agreement that she did was to bring peace on earth and all would be well. Then there is the harsh reality, the truth. As Jesus said, “do you think I come to bring peace on earth. No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against 22 industry, two against three, father against son and son against father, etc.”in his ministry Jesus certainly caused a lot of disagreements among people, conflict within his family, conflict within his disciples and so it went on and on even to this day.


Reflection: have you ever experienced conflict or disagreement over religion?


Prayer: Jesus our teacher, it may surprise some to read that Jesus said he was going to bring division and conflict into families and community. It\'s sad to say that we see this very often and when this happens we need the grace of God to move people to seek reconciliation and healing to  relationships. Amen