14th Sunday in Ordinary Times : 4th July, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Faith – FamiliarityIn today’s Gospel, Jesus’ revealed His divinity through His Words of Wisdom and miracles.  However, His town folks rejected them because they knew Him as their neighbour.  Ponder on, “Does our familiarity with our family and close friends cause us to take them for granted?”  “Does this happen to our relationship with God?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 6:1-6

Jesus went to his home town, and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him.

          And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.