16th Week in Ordinary Times : Saturday 24th July, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Regular Sins: In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the “Parable of the Darnel and Wheat” to proclaim the importance of developing a sensitive conscience that is built on our personal love for Jesus.  Ponder on, “When we justify our sins, we weaken our love for God and others; the evil spirits can then deceive us into committing more serious sins.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus put a parable before the crowds, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well.

The owner’s servants went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?”  “Some enemy has done this” he answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?”

But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.” ’