20th Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday, 14th August 2022

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 how great is my distress till it is over!

‘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; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in- law against mother in law.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus makes it very clear that God must not only be the centre, but also the first priority of our daily living and decisions.


  • Reflect on your past important decisions and ask yourself, “How seriously do I take my faith and put it into practice?”


  • How do you practise your faith when you are on vacation, when you send your child to a school, when you choose your leisure, when you want to use your money for some good cause? How is God challenging you?