Isaiah 5,1-7, Hebrews 11,20-12:2, Luke 12,49-56

It is difficult to deal with scriptures that express anger and violence.  Today we have two that do.  Fr. Allen highlights how anger attributed to God against Israel or against people is borne of love for their safety and flourishing.  He encourages us to act so that the consequences of our easy dalliances with destructive habits don't show up in our relationships and damage us. The urgency of these texts highlights the fact that our actions and words matter.