Advent 1st Week (Year B) : Monday 4th December, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Advent Season: In today’s Liturgical celebration of the Church, we begin our Advent season of preparations for the Nativity of the Child Jesus at Christmas.  Are we inspired to “prepare” with sincerity and vigilance.  Ponder on, “Pray to the Holy Spirit for the gift of experiencing the most inspiring and enriching Advent season in your life.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 8:5-11

When Jesus went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed and in great pain.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will come myself and cure him.’

The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under authority myself and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man, “Go,” and he goes; to another, “Come here,” and he comes; to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’

When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘In truth I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found faith as great as this.’