DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Christ the King: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that when the Son of Man comes in His Glory, we will be judged on how much Christ-like love and compassion we have shown. Ponder on, “Is Jesus truly our “King” whom we love and serve wholeheartedly or are we preoccupied daily with our selfish needs?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 25:31-36, 40
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.”
Then the upright will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?” And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”