DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Authentic Witness: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples that their good deeds and living are to be authentic. This is to praise, reverence and serve God for His Greater Glory, and not for our own glory. Only authentic witness of our faith can bring us the deep peace, joy and fulfilment in our lives. Is this true of your life?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 6:1, 3-4, 6, 17-18
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Be careful not to parade your good deeds before men to attract their notice; by doing this you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing; your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
‘And when you pray, go to your private room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
‘When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees all that is done in secret; and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.’