In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were burning already!” and then he adds: “Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Talking about division, how easy is it for you stand for Christ when you are out with friends? Do you think Nollywood would change their attitude towards bad language and violence because Jesus points a finger of accusation at them? Do you think executives would be comfortable dining with Jesus at Aso Rock? And do you think the house of Assembly would cheer and applaud if Jesus were to give the nation a televised “State of the Nation” address? The world that hated him then would hate him now and for the very same reasons. Truth is fire. It will burn, make people uncomfortable, and bring division.

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