Father's reflection

20th Ordinary Sunday - Lk 12:49-53

 This Sunday Jesus reassures us of his willingness to continue the work of salvation which he started in us. He plans to achieve this through a continuous purification. The fire he wishes to bring is that which is very positive and objective. It is for our own purification and good. It is meant to consume the debris and fabrics of inordinate attachments, immorality, injustice and corruption in our lives, communities and world at large. 

Finally, the good news is a cause of division because it is a contrast to an unjust society and all that goes contrary to it. Hence, let us implore Christ: “Lord, come to my aid!”