Saturday after Ash Wednesday: 5th March, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Harsh Judgments: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the Pharisees and scribes, “It is not those who are well who need a doctor, but the sick.”  Ponder on, “Do we judge others harshly and cause disharmony within our community and disunity amongst others?  Jesus is full of Compassion for sinners.  What about us?”

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 that are well who need the doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the virtuous, but sinners to repentance.’