DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Self-Glory Faith: In todays Gospel, Jesus proclaims that, if we wish to be His disciples, then we are to live in humility and not seek the self-glory;” that does not serve with a sincere heart. Ponder on, When we seek self-glory,’ often this is because we are insecure’ and need affirmation. Pray for the grace of healing.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 23:1-3, 8-12
Addressing the crowds and his disciples Jesus said, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees occupy the chair of Moses. You must therefore do and observe what they tell you; but do not be guided by what they do, since they do not practise what they preach.
‘You, however, must not allow yourselves to be called Rabbi, since you have only one Master, and you are all brothers. You must call no one on earth your father, since you have only one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor must you allow yourselves to be called teachers, for you have only one Teacher, the Christ.
‘The greatest among you must be your servant. Anyone who raises himself up will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.’