Mt 10:34-11:1 Jesus said to his Apostles: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;"
This sounds harsh, but when we listen with God's charity, we know these words are True. Many of us, who try to live a holy life, are the object of scorn in our families. We must always remember that it is more important to lead our children in holiness ( eternity) rather than trying to be their best friend ( worldliness). We are often called to live a truth that causes turmoil in our families. Jesus knows this. He knows the way of the cross is hard.
"Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me;"
To gain eternal life, we must PUT GOD FIRST. To lead our families to eternal life, we must PUT GOD FIRST To truly love our families, we must PUT GOD FIRST
St. Bonaventure, pray for us.