Second Week of Advent : Thursday 9th December, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Faith – Responsibilities: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that John the Baptist has a special role in God’s Plan of Salvation.  Similarly, as we are blessed with the gift of faith in Jesus as our Saviour, we too have the responsibilities of “proclaiming the Good News through our daily witnessing.  The gift of faith is not solely for our own benefits.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 11:11-15

Jesus spoke to the crowds: ‘I tell you solemnly, of all the children born of women, a greater than John the Baptist has never been seen; yet the least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is.

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. If anyone has ears to hear, let him  listen!’