Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude , here is the Gospel of Luke 12:49-53; with a loving message and angel message behind it.
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.”
Jesus is keenly aware of the price he will pay and is in “anguish” awaiting the “baptism” of His upcoming Passion. He came to proclaim the Kingdom of His Father and knows that some will embrace the message while others reject it. Jesus’ message will set the people against one another because it won’t be possible to remain neutral in the face of one who has been set ablaze with the Gospel
Jesus makes no apology for the message he brings. In fact, he lays out a challenge, asking “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the Earth?” One could not expect to navigate the length of the Colorado River without experiencing the turbulence of its rapids; they are an inevitable part if the experience. Just so, says Jesus, is the “division” and controversy that accompany the proclamation of the Gospel. They go hand in hand.
Jesus understand and alerts his followers that the road on which he will lead them won’t be easy. Division will come, not because Jesus wants it, because water and oil do not mix, because evil won’t keep company with good, and because dark is dismissed with even the smallest flame. [see reference]
In today’s time, the Christ body has grown so greatly. Families today, have grown in love; walking in unity with the Lord and in the Living Word. Christ came to set the world ablaze through the Holy Spirit, as the Living Gospel. We live under such an amazing grace through Christ our Lord today and always. Even so, the sowing of the Word of God is still very much needed now-which continues to set hearts ablaze with the Glorious Holy Spirit.
The angels say, ” May the Gospels bring you peace. They are the Words of the Heavenly Father, given to Jesus for all. Jesus has the Words of Eternal Life, and all who accept His Words accept the Word of the One who sent Him.”
In Jesus name
Reference: Workbook for Gospel Readers, Lectors, Proclaimers of the Word 2016