When I reheat food in the microwave (this is the kind of cooking that I do best!), my tendency is to overdo it. There is nothing worse than lasagna that is cold in the middle or soup that is lukewarm. I like my hot food hot!
In today's gospel, Jesus really heats things up. There is nothing lukewarm about his message, "I have come to set the earth on fire, and I wish it were already blazing." Jesus is blazing with passion to transform the world.
Who are the people you know who are really fired up about what they do? They may be the band parents who help out at every single event or the religious education teachers who show up with the enthusiasm and the snacks to spark your child’s love for Jesus.
How about you? What are you passionate about? Go out and set the world on fire!