17th Week in Ordinary Times : Friday 30th July, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Routine Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was not accepted as the Messiah in His own hometown, because they were too familiar with Him.  Ponder on, “Do we take the gift of Faith, Goodness and Mercy of God, the Sacraments like the Eucharist for granted”?  If so, is this one of the main reasons why our faith is superficial and routine?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:54-58

Coming to his home town, Jesus taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, ‘Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? This is the carpenter’s son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Jude? His sisters, too, are they not all here with us? So where did the man get it all?’

And they would not accept him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is despised only in his own country and in his own house,’ and he did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith.