29th Thursday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 29th Thursday of Ordinary Time October 22, 2020 WORD of the DAY 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. (Luke 12: 49-53) How shall I live this Word? “Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” The choice to follow Jesus, when done in a radical way without compromise, always involves risks, persecutions, misunderstandings even on the part of those who, having always known us, would have more reasons to understand and welcome us. But it is precisely when we are...