LUke 12:49-56

Our Gospel reading for today is a difficult one.  I am not at all comfortable with it. Jesus says “Do you think that I have come to bring peace on earth?  No, I tell you but division.”  We say, yes Jesus, we think you have come to bring peace on earth.  You are the Prince of peace!

What Jesus is telling us is that when we commit our lives to Him, there are times that we will be at odds with those around us.  As true disciples of Jesus, we are forced to choose between life in the world and life in the Kingdom of God.  Jesus has already told us that we cannot serve two masters. We cannot serve God and the world.

Join us today as we unravel this passage and find peace in Jesus.  It may not be like the peace that we may imagine.  It is a peace that divides.