Third Week of Advent : Friday 17th December, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Genealogy – God’s Providence:  In today’s Gospel, the Genealogy of Jesus embraces the “Messiah’s Path” in the history of humankind.  God continues to be passionately involved in our world and in our lives today.  Do we have the “eyes of faith” to see God’s triumph, in spite of the great suffering and sin in the world?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 1:1-2a, 6b, 11b, 16-17

Roll of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham:

Abraham was the father of Isaac ….

David was the father of Solomon ….

Then the deportation to Babylon took place.

Jacob was the father Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ.

          The sum of generations is therefore: fourteen from Abraham to David; fourteen from David to the Babylonian deportation; and fourteen from the Babylonian deportation to Christ.