Rom. 6-19-23; Psalm 1; Luke 12:49-53
Jesus says in today’s gospel reading that he has come to cast fire upon the earth and would that it was already kindled. Again, he said he has not come to bring peace but division. By popular consensus, this is unlike Jesus. From the Scripture Jesus is a man of peace and unity. Why fire and division? Christ’s fire refers to Spiritual Enthusiasm. Spiritual Enthusiasm counterbalances apathy and boredom. While His division sets us apart. We are set apart not to fall apart but to make impart. Be zealous and make impart. Again, Christ says; he has not come to bring peace but war. True peace is a life that is built on goodness and justice. Peace without justice is what M.K.O Abiola calls the “peace of the graveyard” the graveyard is peaceful because all the inhabitants are dead. But we are not dead yet. So, if we must have peace we must oppose injustice and evil. St. Paul reminds us in the first reading that we are going to face the consequences of our actions. Therefore, let us do what is right to rescue our world and save our souls.
LET US PRAY
Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen!