19th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 11th August, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Kingdom”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that “a little child” is “the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”  This Gospel Truth proclaims God’s preferential Love and Compassionate Care for the “least, the last and the lost” of the secular world.  Do we live in such Christ-like ways daily?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ So he called a little child to him whom he set among them. Then he said, ‘In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.

‘Anyone who welcomes one little child like this in my name welcomes me. See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.

‘Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays; will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray? In truth I tell you, if he finds it, it gives him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not stray at all. Similarly, it is never the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.’