20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Bulletin Insert for August 14, 2022.

Description: Reflection on Luke 12:49-53 for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains what Jesus meant when he said that he did not come to bring peace to earth. He came to light a fire. What fire? Think of the evil around you that you’ve been wishing would stop. What does Jesus want you to do about it? 

The fire that he longed for with great anguish was the presence of the Holy Spirit alive and active within each of his followers. This is what changes the world. This is what brings lasting peace, first within us and then flowing out from us. The Holy Spirit is a fire that purifies us from impurities – the unloving behaviors and attitudes – that cause disharmony, disunity, conflicts and war. This purification makes us capable of feeling peaceful even in the midst of trials and attacks from others. This is what makes us channels of God’s peace in a world that desperately needs it. If you do not yet feel the fire of the Holy Spirit impassioning you to spread the peace of Christ, Jesus feels anguish over you.


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