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Luke 12:49-56

2010-08-11 — I knew someone once who was really passive-aggressive, but I’d never have told them that to their face.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be 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 mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

— Proper 15, Series C

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  1. Astrid Schlueter — 2420 days ago #

    Lovely!!! Couldn’t agree more.

    Only I had hoped so much, you would have a new ‘Mary, Mother of Our Lord’ cartoon…

  2. Dale — 2420 days ago #

    I’m just lovin’ it! Oh, how true to life that is. Trouble is, I’m the worst offender.

  3. Mike — 2418 days ago #

    My congregation is voting at the end of the month as to whether it stays in the ELCA or not. This particular passage speaks, no: screams, at this matter.

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