Amid Divisions, Jesus’ Message Unites us

TEXT: Luke:12:49-58. Read it here.

The background for today’s Gospel story is, Jesus has a task ahead of him. He is headed to Jerusalem, where he know the cross awaits. Jesus is anxious to get his message across, but he knows, and sees, that it brings controversy. His message of putting God first and loving each other should be a call that unites all people. But instead, he know it brings division.