DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Offerings to God – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples that in our worship/Mass we offer our whole “self and life” to God. Ponder on, “Do our offerings at Mass represent the sincerity of our hearts; in spite of our sins and imperfections? Hypocrisy and grievous sins are to be reconciled with God before our “offerings are worthy enough for God.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your uprightness does not surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of Heaven.
‘You have heard how it was said to our ancestors, You shall not kill; and if anyone does kill he must answer for it before the court. But I say this to you, anyone who is angry with a brother will answer for it before the court; anyone who calls a brother “Fool” will answer for it before the Sanhedrin; and anyone who calls him “Traitor” will answer for it in hell fire.
‘So then, if you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother first, and then come back and present your offering.’