DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Radical Gospel”: Jesus in today’s Gospel is challenging us to “invite the poor, crippled and blind for a meal.” He then says, “You will be blessed.” Jesus is inviting us to reach out to those in need with compassionate love, and not confine our love to only those who are close to us. “Will we heed Jesus’ words?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relations or rich neighbours, in case they invite you back and so repay you. No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; then you will be blessed, for they have no means to repay you and so you will be repaid when the upright rise again.’