Second Week of Advent : Saturday 12th December, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Rejection – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that the “Son of Man will not only be rejected, but also persecuted, and eventually condemned and crucified, for offering the gift of Eternal Salvation to all sinners.  Ponder on, “Do we likewise ‘persecute’ Jesus through our persistent sinful living: immorality or self-centred living?”

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 17:10-13

As they came down from the mountain the disciples put this question to Jesus, ‘Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?’

He replied, ‘Elijah is indeed coming, and he will set everything right again; however, I tell you that Elijah has come already and they did not recognise him but treated him as they pleased; and the Son of man will suffer similarly at their hands.’ Then the disciples understood that he was speaking of John the Baptist.