The Purifying Fire of Truth
Twentieth Sunday Per Annum (C) August 18, 2019.
Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! (Lk. 12:51). ⧾
These words are uncomfortable at first hearing, but they are true. Jesus Christ is truth incarnate and truth divides. We preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:22-23). Why was the Prophet Jeremiah thrown in the cistern? Because he spoke the truth and his