08/14/16 - "Picking Sides" - Gospel: Luke 12:49-56
 
A family divided is not a typically happy occurrence.  
 
Disagreements and conflicts can drive a family to irreconcilable differences.  I would expect that most of us long for unity in all of our relationships; family, friends, and neighbors.  We typically want unity among our churches, our nation, and our world.  The reality though is that divisions happen.  
 
Jesus preached peace, love, mercy, compassion, and DIVISION?  Why the change in his messages?  How are we to understand this lesson?  Let's work to answer these questions.
 
~ Mindy  Bugaj