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Luke 12:51-53 says, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Jesus came to bring peace, yet that peace is not what the world considers to be peace. The peace Jesus brings is an inner peace of knowing that one is forgiven and right with God. It is a peace among those who trust God and truly seek truth. Yet the very thing that brings our inner peace will often set is at odds with those around us. We should count ourselves blessed when our family also has this inner peace from following truth. We should surround ourselves with those who have this peace. We should seek to bring this peace to others yet knowing that many will reject it leading to necessary division between us and them.