Ordinary Time 30th Wk : Sunday 27th October, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Christ-like Views: It is a blessing to have a faith that is alive and fervent.  However, the strength and depth of our faith is shown by the compassion and non-judgmental views we have of sinners and non-believers.  Pray for the wisdom to have a more Christ-like attitude towards others.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 18:9-14

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being upright and despised everyone else, ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like everyone else, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.”

‘The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

‘This man, I tell you, went home again justified; the other did not. For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled, but anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.’