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25th October 2018 Thursday 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ephesians 3:14-21, Luke 12:49-53
“Fire of love blazes forth”
Today, Jesus counts on us to keep the fire of God’s love burning brightly so that we too can help to pass on the same fire to others. This blazing fire of God’s love brings about unity and also divisions. When we want to live the way of love, there will always be oppositions, even from the people closest to us.

To be honest to our convictions for the sake of Christ or to compromise them for the sake of avoiding confrontation - we need to choose. Whether people love us or reject us, praise us or misunderstand us, we must never stop loving. It is from loving them with God’s love, in spite of their reactions, that we experience the inner peace of Christ within our hearts.

“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Questions for reflection:
1) In the face of oppositions to my faith, will I compromise for the sake of keeping external peace or stand firm for the sake of Christ?

2) How can I keep the fire of God’s love burning in my heart in each moment of today?