DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Blindness in Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the blind man, but the Jews condemned Him for using the devil’s power to perform the miracle. Ponder on, “When a person is against God, his spiritual blindness is very often due to his obstinate pride of refusing to allow God to enter into his life. Do we have such similar sins against loving God?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Luke 11:14-20, 23
Jesus was driving out a devil and it was dumb; and it happened that when the devil had gone out the dumb man spoke, and the people were amazed. But some of them said, ‘It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he drives devils out.’ Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them,
‘Any kingdom which is divided against itself is heading for ruin, and house collapses against house. So, too, with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? – since you claim that it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out, through whom do your own sons drive them out? They shall be your judges, then. But if it is through the finger of God that I drive devils out, then the kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares.
‘Anyone who is not with me is against me; and anyone who does not gather in with me throws away.’