DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Beatitudes” of Jesus: If we love Jesus deeply and unconditionally, then the “Beatitudes” of Jesus will be a great inspirations to us. But, if we love Jesus as and when we wish, and are living a “self-centred and secular” life, then the “Beatitudes” of Jesus would sound ridiculous and inhumane.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Fixing his eyes on his disciples Jesus said: ‘How blessed are you who are poor: the kingdom of God is yours.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now: you shall have your fill.
‘Blessed are you who are weeping now: you shall laugh.
‘Blessed are you when people hate you, drive you out, abuse you, denounce your name as criminal, on account of the Son of man. Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy, look!-your reward will be great in heaven. This was the way their ancestors treated the prophets.
‘ But alas for you who are rich: you are having your consolation now.
‘ Alas for you who have plenty to eat now: you shall go hungry.
‘Alas for you who are laughing now: you shall mourn and weep.
‘Alas for you when everyone speaks well of you! This was the way their ancestors treated the false prophets.