Saturday after Ash Wednesday : 20th February, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Sinners – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called Matthew, the tax collector to be His apostle; and also dined with his colleagues.  “Are we prejudiced towards sinners?”  Jesus’ Good News of Salvation embraces all sinners and does not condemn anyone.  We hate the sin but love the sinner as a child of God.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 5:27-32

Jesus noticed a tax collector, Levi by name, sitting by the customs house, and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And leaving everything he got up and followed him. In his honour Levi held a great reception in his house and with them at table was a large gathering of tax collectors and others.

The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples and said, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’ Jesus said to them in reply, ‘It is not those who are well who need the doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call not the virtuous but sinners to repentance.’