"The servant who knows what his master wants him to do, but does not get himself ready and do it, will be punished with a heavy whipping.
But the servant who does not know what his master wants, and yet does something for which he deserves a whipping, will be punished with a light whipping. Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given.
"I came to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already kindled!
I have a baptism to receive, and how distressed I am until it is over! 1
Do you suppose that I came to bring peace to the world? No, not peace, but division.
From now on a family of five will be divided, three against two and two against three.
Fathers will be against their sons, and sons against their fathers; mothers will be against their daughters, and daughters against their mothers; mothers-in-law will be against their daughters-in-law, and daughters-in-law against their mothers-in-law." 2
Jesus said also to the people, "When you see a cloud coming up in the west, at once you say that it is going to rain - and it does.
And when you feel the south wind blowing, you say that it is going to get hot - and it does.
Hypocrites! You can look at the earth and the sky and predict the weather; why, then, don't you know the meaning of this present time?
"Why do you not judge for yourselves the right thing to do?