DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Refusal of Repentance: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reproached the towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum for their refusal to repent from their sins. Ponder on, “Are we also guilty of refusing to turn to God and obey His Commandments? Do we justify our lukewarm faith, or immoral and unethical living?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus began to reproach the towns in which most of his miracles had been worked, because they refused to repent.
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard on Judgement day with Tyre and Sidon as with you.
‘And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted as high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell. For if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have been standing yet. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard with the land of Sodom on Judgement day as with you.’