DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Discipleship” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples, “Anyone who wants to be a follower of Mine, he must renounce himself and take up his cross.” Ponder on, “While it is understandable that no one wants pain and suffering, we are called to accept our crosses with a trust and courage in Jesus, that is fearless and faithful.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. Anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will anyone gain by winning the whole world and forfeiting his life? Or what can anyone offer in exchange for his life?
‘For the Son of man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each one according to his behaviour. In truth I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of man coming with his kingdom.’