Family Values (16-8-14)

This week’s readings in the Catholic Lectionary are all on adversity. It appears surprising that Jesus actually carried division even into families and households.

Luke 12: 49 to 53:

[49] I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled? [50] But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! [51] Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: [52] For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. [53] The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Jesus about Family is one of our fundamental topics. It has been on our site from very early on and I ask you to read or maybe re – read it for this This Week’s Devotion. Also I would like to point out that the relationship between man and woman and their offspring is the underlying theme of Greetings from Paradise.