The 13th Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 15C (8/14/2016)
Lessons:Jeremiah 23:23-29 Psalm 82 (8) Hebrews 11:29–12:2 St. Luke 12:49-56
Semicontinuous Series: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 (14, 15) Hebrews 11:29–12:2 St. Luke 12:49-56
Prayer of the Day: O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, to look to the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
12:49 [Jesus said,] “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52 From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53 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 mother-in-law.”
54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
St. Luke 12:49-56. New Revised Version Bible ©1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.