Today’s gospel might bring to mind the thought, “Didn’t we just read this Gospel?” And indeed you did on the 20th Sunday of Year C, about 2 months ago. You can read a study of the passage here and if interested, here was a recent homily on the reading.
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.”
Given the times in which live, I found AgnusDay’s commentary insightful