This week's readings

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Sunday 18 August 2019 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10.  People resisted the uncomfortable truths spoken by Jeremiah and threw him into an empty well to die. He was rescued, not by someone of his own faith, but by someone prepared to speak out for what was right.

Hebrews 12:1-4.  Inspired by the saints and the sacrifice of Jesus, we must persevere in the living out of our faith, regardless of opposition.

Luke 12:49-53.  Before he could baptise the world with the purifying fire of the Holy Spirit, Jesus knew he must undergo the ordeal of crucifixion. In people’s response to him, many a household will be divided.