Advent 3rd Week (Year B) : Monday 18th December, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Providence” – Faith: Today’s Gospel reveals how Jesus, the Messiah, came to be born of Mary His MotherGod’s Providence offers Salvation to all peoples and, reaches out; in personal ways.  Ponder on, “How have you experienced God’s personal ways of protecting and guiding you; without which, you would not be what you are today?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 1:18-21, 24

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.’

When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to his home.