3rd Week of Lent : Thursday 7th March, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Division in Living the Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the crowd that all forms of divisions, whether of the Good Spirits or Bad Spirits; weaken their power to achieve their purpose.  Ponder on, “When our hearts are divided in our desires to love and serve God; by our desires for “self-gratification and glory”, then our love for God cannot deepen.”

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.’