Rom 6:19-23; Ps 1 Blessed are they who hope in the Lord; Luke 12:49-53
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ..."
"Jesus said to his disciples: I have come to set the earth on fire, and howI wish it were already blazing!...Do you think I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household will be divided..."
Yesterday Jesus in the gospel spoke of harmony. He spoke of the harmony brought about by us being the steward who brought forth provision to those in need.
Today Jesus speaks of disharmony; he speaks of fire blazing, peace shattered, division resigning, and households divided.
Truth be told is that it is far easy to defend one's principle then it is to stand firm on them.
Fire falls, false peace is shattered, division swells when a person of principle takes a stand.