Why does Jesus, the “Prince of Peace,” say in the Gospel for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” I thought his whole point of coming was to bring peace on earth; so what’s up, Jesus? Fr. Chas explains Jesus’ puzzling words, including what Jesus means when he says, “I have come to set the earth on fire!”


Fr. Chas’ Homily: