Sometimes Christianity is portrayed as a "nice" religion, where everything is all flowers and rainbows as people love and care for each other. While that would be "nice", it isn't very realistic! Christians, like all people, are sinners. As sinners, we are not perfect. Jesus' words remind us of our imperfection...and also challenge us to work through our sinful state....because God needs us!
Gospel reading: Luke 12: 49-56