Ephesians 3:14-20 
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man,17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,

Luke 12:49-53 

49 “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!
50 I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!
51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division;52 for henceforth in one house there will be five 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 her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”


St PAUL Reflecting upon his incarceration and the struggles of the flock, Paul shift the narrative from a disquisition to an intercessory prayer whereby he offers up his suffering—whilst in prison. Paul makes an appeal to the holy heavenly and earthly family to; intercede, enrich and strenghten the people of God so that the Son may dwell in them, and His power may perform a transformative work in their hearts.

THE GOSPEL READING: Christ do not apologize that the ultimate consequence of His teachings will cause division in and amongst family members. To be sure, our Lord express His irritation that He is constrained to overwhelm the people with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the remedial gift that shall restore objective truths, sense and sensibility.

Good judgement, sense, wisdom, prudence and objective truth has regressed and devolved theology into a false ‘awaking’ that began with the personal psychological struggles of Fr Martin Luther, who termed his novel ideas as being a “reformation.” If the truth be told, he caused the deformation of objective truth as ennumerated in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. We are called to pray and support those who are imprisoned by their thoughts, struggling and conflicted with their image and identity, hoping that they shall reconcile; accept God’s word (Gn 1:27,Mt 19:4) and receive the power to comprehend, make peace with the wisdom of God.

LET US PRAY:Psalms 33:1-2,4-5,11-12,18-19,

1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.2 Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.11 The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,19 that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine.

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days.

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