Thursday, August 12, 2010

Speaking of Biblical Family Values

Look what the Lectionary Lottery gives us for Sunday's Gospel: Luke 12:51-53
Jesus said, "Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be 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 mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
As the rector is wont to say: My, My, My!


RevMama said...

I've been tempted more than once to use this text in a sermon on "real" Christian family values. Haven't quite had enough nerve to do it.

Chelliah Laity said...

I am fed up of 'Christian family values' being held up on such a high pedestal that ordinary folk don't come to church because they think they have failed even before they cross the threshold.