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Thursday, October 23, 2003

 

When Jesus speaks of bringing fire and division on the earth, the examples he gives are all inter-(not intra-)generational: father/son, mother/daughter, mother-in-law/daughter-in-law (that last division didn't really need much supernatural bringing, did it? The remarkable thing about Ruth was that she preferred her mother-in-law to her own people).

This is a horizontal division of people, a new layer or stratification on top of the old, not a vertical, splitting division, brother against brother. A house or a generation split apart cannot stand.

posted by Kelly | 3:18 PM link
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