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Liturgical day: Thursday 29th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 12,49-53): Jesus said to his disciples, «I have come to bring fire upon the earth and how I wish it were already kindled Jesus said to his disciples, «I have come to bring fire upon the earth and how I wish it were already kindled; but I have a baptism to undergo and what anguish I feel until it is over! Do you think that I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on, in one house five 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 her mother-in-law».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

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