16th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Sunday 23rd July, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Discernment – Life: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminded the crowds to discern God’s Will at all times.  Ponder on, “When we have hurts, anger, guilt, fears, shame etc and react emotionally, we are not discerning God’s Will.  Jesus is inviting us to reflect on and wait for God’s Light, Peace and Consolations to reveal God’s Will to us, before we make any decisions.”

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 labourers 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?” He said to them, “Some enemy has done this.” And the labourers 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.” ’