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20th Week, Ordinary Time: Tuesday 20th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 19:23-28, 30 Jesus said to his disciples, ‘In truth I tell you, it is hard for someone rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Yes, I tell you again, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for someone rich to enter the kingdom…

20th Week in Ordinary Time: Tuesday 20th August 2019

St Bernard, Abbot and doctor20th Week in Ordinary Time: Tuesday 20th August 2019Jdg. 6:11-24; Ps. 85(84):9,11-12,13-14; Mt. 19:23-30 “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Some people have felt that Jesus is talking nonsense. There is no…

Ordinary Time 20th Wk : Tuesday 20th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Riches – Hindrances: It is a blessing to have material and financial riches; and to be gifted with many talents, and good health.  However, in today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that unless our minds and hearts are enlightened by God’s Light and our hearts reflect His Love,…

20th Week in Ordinary Time: Monday 19th August 2019

Lord, help us increase our sacrificial giving to the poor20th Week in Ordinary Time: Monday 19th August 2019St John Eudes, Priest Jdg. 2:11-19; Ps. 106(105):34-35,36-37, 39-40,43,44; Mt. 19:16-22 (Ps Wk IV) When asked how to achieve everlasting life, Jesus lists those commandments which deal with our relations to other people; he does not mention the…

20th Week, Ordinary Time: Monday 19th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 19:16-22 A man came to Jesus and asked, ‘Master, what good deed must I do to possess eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is one alone who is good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ He…

Ordinary Time 20th Wk : Monday 19th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Detachment: In today’s Gospel, the good and fervent rich man approached Jesus for advice: “Master, what good deed must I do to possess eternal life?”  He obeyed all the commandments, but was not willing to be detached from his material riches, even for the…

20th Week in Ordinary Time: Sunday 18th August 2019

Lord, grant me courage and perseverance20th Week in Ordinary Time: Sunday 18th August 201920th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Jer. 38:4-5,8-10; Ps. 40(39):2,3,4,18; Heb. 12:1-4; Lk. 12:49-53 (Ps Wk IV Those who follow the law of God usually don’t have an easy time. Jeremiah certainly didn’t — he tried to tell Israel’s leaders the truth…

20th Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday 18th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace…

Ordinary Time 20th Wk : Sunday 18th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Commitment: Jesus proclaims, “I will bring division!”  This refers to our need to live our faith with single-mindedness and total commitment.  Is our faith in the moral, social, doctrinal teachings of the Church, lived with divided interests and diluted commitment?  What hindrances am I…

Ordinary Time 19th Wk : Saturday 17th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Children – Innocence: When we gaze and ponder on an infant’s vulnerability, and total dependence on the parent’s and family’s care and love, we are reminded of the grave responsibilities that God has placed in our hands.  The future development of our children not only in…