So a division occurred in the crowd because of him. John 7:42

In the readings leading up to Holy Week, we palpably feel the division against Jesus growing from within his own people. Since many of us choose to only attend mass on Sunday, we often miss this building drama  in the Scripture.  Even so, we know the experience in our own lives. Talking about religion, our commitment to Christ, often stops conversations or polarizes relationships. Forced into silence, a feeling of inner turmoil brews underneath the surface, dividing soul and spirit.