DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Justice and Mercy: In today’s Gospel, Jesus denounces revenge, as they do not bring any reconciliation and peace to any persons. He proclaims, “offer no resistance to the wicked”. In doing so, Jesus is advocating the virtues of mercy and compassion toward those who harm and hurt us, as He has shown us.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You have heard how it was said: Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. But I say this to you: offer no resistance to the wicked. On the contrary, if anyone hits you on the right cheek, offer him the other as well; if someone wishes to go to law with you to get your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone requires you to go one mile, go two miles with him.
‘Give to anyone who asks you, and if anyone wants to borrow, do not turn away.’