Luke 12: 51-53
“Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No,I tell you,but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; 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.”
This was the scripture my priest gave the homily on yesterday at mass. I have relationships in my life where I have had to walk away from because of the pain they caused me. I have changed for the better because Christ lives in me. I am a new creation and the old me has died because of Christ. There are family members in my life who find it hard to be around me now because I have changed so much. I am no fun to them anymore. Personally, I don’t live for the world anymore, I live for God. It is very painful to be separated from them, and I pray for their conversions everyday.
You know the pain this causes us to have to let go of the people we love. I pray that they will see the truth someday, in your time Lord. That they will realize that you are real and that you love them very much. I pray for there conversion, and that their hard hearts will melt as you hold them in your hands. Give us the strength to persevere in prayer for our loved ones as we wait for their conversions. Amen