In today's Gospel reading from Luke 12, Jesus said at the beginning to his disciples, "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" To me, this is the fire that's going to purify us to make us fit for his kingdom. This is the fire the soul desperately needs to be renewed and transformed. The burning may be painful, but ultimately sweet. Lord, set us all ablaze for your great glory!