Advent 2nd Week (Year B) : Thursday 14th December, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Hope amidst violence” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims the greatness of John the Baptist.  However, He proclaims that amidst the great violence and turbulence in the world, caused by sin; True Hope and Peace can only be found in Him; the Messiah.  Ponder on, “How much faith and hope do we have in Jesus, to transform our wounded world?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus spoke to the crowd: ‘In truth I tell you, of all the children born to women, there has never been anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

‘Since John the Baptist came, up to this present time, the kingdom of Heaven has been subjected to violence and the violent are taking it by storm. Because it was towards John that all the prophecies of the prophets and of the Law were leading; and he, if you will believe me, is the Elijah who was to return.

Anyone who has ears should listen!’