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Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 12,49-53): Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today, Jesus Christ manifests Himself to us as the greatest "Pyromaniac" in the world: He would like to see the whole world burning in Love right now. The truth is that the ashes of the fires of hatred are still smoking: wars, attacks, frauds… Has the baptism of Jesus, his Cross, been useless then? Let us open our eyes! The newsreels almost only talk about the smoke of the scandals. But if there is human civilization, it is because millions of human beings burn with love in their families; millions of professionals burn with love working honestly; millions of...

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