Friday 25 October 2013

Thursday of Week 29 Year 1

If you are put in a situation where you have to choose God's law or family law, which would you choose? For some of us, keeping the family united is important and we would not want to offend our elders, due to "filial piety."

However, there are times where choosing God's law would cause friction in our family, especially if there are certain members in our family who are not Catholic. If we choose to obey our family in this situation, we may be committing sin. If you are faced with such a situation, how would you respond?

In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us: "Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division." What does this mean? It means, there are times we may have to choose between doing what is right in eyes of God, or doing what pleases our elders. Many sins have been committed in keeping the family honour, and as Catholics, we would certainly be put in a difficult and possibly dangerous situation. Would we be brave and wise enough to do make the right choice?

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