(I’m working on this weekend’s sermon, for a liturgy that features a wonderful, long married couple’s renewal of marriage vows, and the Lectionary has handed me Luke 12:49-56 as the Gospel.)
Interesting quote from Girard apropos of that theme:
The Apocalypse is not some invention. If we are without sacrifices, either we’re going to love each other or we’re going to die. We have no more protection against our own violence. Therefore, we are confronted with a choice: either we’re going to follow the rules of the Kingdom of God or the situation is going to get infinitely worse.
I think that will preach for this Sunday…