He came to bring division?

He came to bring division?
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We live in an interesting time. The country seems so divided. The Church seems so divided. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is division. In my priory I sow the seeds of division about best type of ice cream. But is this what Jesus meant when he said he came to bring division? Was this the baptism to which he was referring? Hardly. Rather, it was a suggestion that to stand up for what is right, for what the gospel demands, means that sometimes we will face opposition. And yet the first reading emphasizes Saint Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. How do we know when we are called to division and when we are not? The answer is clear. It is Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 25, 2018.
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