Cast Love


Reading: Luke 12: 49-53

Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not rude, love is not easily angered. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. These words from 1 Corinthians 13 seem so appropriate when we consider today’s passage. Jesus’ words today seem harsh and challenging. ”I have come to bring fire to the earth” sounds ominous and destructive at first. He states He came not to bring peace but to bring division. The passage ends telling of the hardest division: the division of families.

I come not to be served but to be served. Let me wash your feet. Love thine enemies. How can Jesus speak these words elsewhere in the Bible and then say He came to divide families? While all Jesus did and said was based on love, He knew that not all would choose to follow Him. Jesus knew that…

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