DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Blindness and Obstinacy – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reprimanded the towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida, Capernaum for their blindness and obstinacy in their refusal to believe in the Good News of Salvation. Ponder on, “Do we have attitudes, addictions and attachments that are preventing us from accepting and growing in our faith in Jesus?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus began to reproach the towns in which most of his miracles had been worked, because they refused to repent.
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Still, I tell you that it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on Judgement Day than for you.
‘And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be raised as high as heaven? You shall be flung down to hell. For if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have been standing yet. Still, I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on Judgement Day than for you.’