MY daily reflection and prayer:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Luke 12:49-53
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.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
WHAT Jesus says in the Gospel today is very clear and strict. He has come to set the earth on fire. It is the fire of love and the fire of the Holy Spirit, the source of love.
By believing in Jesus Christ we also recieve the fire of the Holy Spirit. To trust in Jesus Christ brings risks and consequences in our life: opposition and rejection. However, we have to be faithful and to persevere in our faith.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we adore Jesus Christ who challenges us to have faith in him. When it’s a question of where our first loyalty lies, there is no debate. Jesus Christ must come first.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the center of our life. Thank you for the fire of the Holy Spirit you grant us through our baptism. Help us to be faithful in you now and forever. Amen.