16th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday 27th July, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Gift of Faith – Alive:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains to His disciples that He uses parables because the crowds listen and see, but do not understand God’s mysteries. Ponder on, “If we desire to know and love God with sincerity, the Holy Spirit will be able to encourage and enlighten us to understand God’s mysteries; and also empower us to live our faith daily.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:10-14,16-17

The disciples went up to Jesus and asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in parables?’ In answer, he said, ‘Because to you is granted to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not granted. Anyone who has will be given more and will have more than enough; but anyone who has not will be deprived even of what he has. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah is being fulfilled: Listen and listen, but never understand! Look and look, but never perceive!

‘But blessed are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! In truth I tell you, many prophets and upright people longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’