This morning at Mass Jesus' words in the Gospel especially struck me: "I have not come to bring peace but division." Then he goes on to say how families will be divided because of him.
It's a mystery to ponder. I think that Jesus isn't saying he wants to deliberately cause division, but that knowing the realities of human life, his message will in fact divide people. Those who want to follow it will be divided from those who don't. I recall the vocation story of one young woman who tried religious life over the violent opposition of her parents. There are many others like that.
What are your thoughts about this Gospel passage?