Christmas Time: Friday 6th January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Humility” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist proclaimed to his followers that “Jesus is. . . more powerful than me, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals.”  Ponder on, “When we share about Jesus, His Church and the living of the faith, do we do so with humility; or are we impatient, self-righteous and judgemental?”  

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 1:7-11

In the course of his preaching John said, ‘After me is coming someone who is more powerful than me, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals. I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.’

It was at this time that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised in the Jordan by John. And at once, as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit, like a dove, descending on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’