The Risk and the Grace
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For 20 October 2022, Thursday of week 29 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 12:49-53
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:
father against son
and son against father,
mother against daughter
and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
20 October 2022 @ 11:37 pm
Wow! Beth, your reflection has to be the most meaningful interpretation of this scripture passage I’ve heard! Thank you!
20 October 2022 @ 11:52 pm
Beth, what a way to Wake Up!…to love beyond comprehension! Thank you.
Mary Ellen Green
21 October 2022 @ 12:21 am
Thank you, Beth. Your preaching never fails to inspire me!
21 October 2022 @ 2:35 am
Thanks for a meaningful interpretation of a difficult scripture passage. You gave me a whole new insight into it.
21 October 2022 @ 2:36 am
Beth: What a wake-up call to the real meaning of commitment and the risk that accompanies it! Thank you so much!
21 October 2022 @ 2:39 am
You gave me new insight into a difficult scripture passage.
21 October 2022 @ 3:34 am
Thank you Beth for illuminating the Word and calling forth integrity and real commitment!
ROSS A HOFFMAN
21 October 2022 @ 4:27 am
I’ll bet Catherine of Siena preached the same message in her own way. Thank you, Sister.
21 October 2022 @ 8:50 am
As always, Beth, your preaching comes from a deep contemplative spirit. Thanks for making a difficult passage come alive!
13 November 2022 @ 9:02 am
Thank you again, Sister Beth. Once again I am reminded of the blessing of your instruction all those years ago at Mt. St. Mary–the beauty and clarity of your language and thought, along with your reverence for both the Word and the word.