3rd Week in Lent : Saturday 26th March, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Humility – Sincerity: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the “Parable of the Pharisee and tax collector” to remind us to be humble, when we seek God’s Merciful Love to forgive our sins.  Ponder on, “When we seek God’s forgiveness during the Sacrament of Reconciliation, are we truly humble, repentant and sincere or are we superficial?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 18:9-14

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous 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 the rest of mankind, 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 at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself up will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’