Lost in wonder, love and praise (Luke 12:49-56)

Canon David WinterCanon David Winter, August 14, 2016
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Luke 12:49–56 (Listen)

49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

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About Canon David Winter: After five years teaching (English and Religious Studies), ten years in magazine journalism and twenty years as a BBC producer, ending up as Head of Religious Broadcasting, I got a proper job - I was ordained in the Church of England. Over the last forty years I’ve published 40 books - one novel, two biographies, an autobiography, an anthology of poetry about Jesus (The Poet’s Christ) and endless books on religious topics. My main interest now is unpacking the Bible for modern readers and applying its message to modern life. I review books and write a regular diary column for the Church Times. This year I was elected a member of the Society of Authors.

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