Ordinary Time 23rd Wk : Monday 9th September, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Fearless Love”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the man with a withered right-hand on the Sabbath.  The scribes and Pharisees were furious and wanted to kill Jesus for breaking the Law.  Are we also hypocritical in our love for God and for one another?  Pray for the wisdom to love sincerely and wholeheartedly.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 6:6-11

On the Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach, and a man was present, and his right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching him to see if he would cure somebody on the Sabbath, hoping to find something to charge him with. But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man with the withered hand, ‘Get up and stand out in the middle!’ And he came forward and stood there.

Then Jesus said to them, ‘I put it to you: is it permitted on the Sabbath to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy it?’ Then he looked round at them all and said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He did so, and his hand was restored. But they were furious and began to discuss the best way of dealing with Jesus.