Feast Immaculate Heart of Mary: Saturday 12th June, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Mary & Jesus: Today’s Gospel episode captures vividly the full humanity and divinity of the Child Jesus.  He remains obedient to both His Father’s Will and His Parents’ Will.  During difficult and painful trials of life, “Do we strive to discern God’s Will and be faithful to it or are we seeking our self-centred will?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 2:42-43, 46-47, 48b-51

When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it.

Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies.

His mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’  ‘Why were you looking for me?’ he replied. ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’ But they did not understand what he meant. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.