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'For henceforth in one house there will be five divided . . ..' Sunday Reflections, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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The Marriage at Cana, Marten de Vos, painted 1596-97 [Web Gallery of Art]

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Gospel Luke 12:49-53 (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)
Jesus said to his disciples:
"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five 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 her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

The Venerable Pope Paul VI
Nearly 40 years ago …