Second Week of Advent : Thursday 10th December, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Gift of Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus affirms that John the Baptist is the greatest of prophets, but greater than him are those, like us, who are blessed with the gift of faith to believe in Jesus as the Saviour and Lord.  Ponder on, “Are we excited only by ‘miraculous claims’ of cures, but forget to focus on and love Jesus as our Lord and Saviour?”

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 11:11-15

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!’