August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 12:49-53
This is a difficult Gospel reading to understand. Of course Jesus wants everyone to believe in Him and His Mission for God’s people; however, we know He does not force us to believe because we have free will. 
Our own Baptism sets us on a path to receive God’s grace within us, why do you think some choose to not believe in Him? What can get in the way of our faith and how can we protect ourselves to not let this happen?          

What was the main theme of the homily shared at Mass this weekend?
Gospel                                    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.”