The Sunday after Father’s Day

The lectionary has an interesting gospel reading for the Sunday after Father’s Day. Our loves must be properly ordered.

Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth;
I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Those who find their life will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 10:34-39

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