DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Rejection of Good News: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reprimanded the scribes and Pharisees for their pride, obstinacy and blindness to the Good News of Salvation, and for not accepting Him as the Messiah. Ponder on, “Are we likewise proud, obstinate and blind to our need to deepen our love for Jesus in the Holy Spirit?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Some of the scribes and Pharisees spoke up. ‘Master,’ they said, ‘we should like to see a sign from you.’ He replied, ‘It is an evil and unfaithful generation that asks for a sign! The only sign it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah remained in the belly of the sea-monster for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.
‘On Judgement Day the men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation and condemn it, because when Jonah preached they repented; and there is something greater than Jonah here.
‘On Judgement Day the Queen of the South will rise up with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here.’