Lent 3rd Wk: Saturday 21st March, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Humility-Truth: When we are genuinely God-centred, the Christ-like love within our hearts will be compassionate, forgiving and humble.  All our gifts, goodness of heart and faith will be used to bring peace, sow unity and serve the needs of others, especially their faith in God.  Our Self-centredness, cannot come from God.

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 18:9-14

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being upright and despised everyone else, ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like everyone else, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.”

The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” This man, I tell you, went home again justified; the other did not. For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled, but anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.’