29th Week, Ordinary Time: Thursday 24th October 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!

‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on, a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; father opposed to son, son to father, mother to daughter, daughter to mother, mother in law to daughter in law, daughter in law to mother in law.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Today’s Gospel passage seems to go against the popular perception of God building a peaceful and harmonious church for us.


  • Today the Catholic Church proclaims Jesus to the world. It has created division both within the Church and the world at large on issues at the core of modern society; celibacy, natural family planning and unions of same-sex.


  • Which Church teaching creates uneasiness in you? Invite the Holy Spirit to clarify it for you.