DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Christ-like Love: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ proclamation of the Good News of Salvation will only make sense to someone who deeply desires to love God as Jesus has shown and taught. Pray for the grace to live the Christ-like life that God Wills of us so that His Peace and Joy will fill our hearts, home and life.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly. To anyone who slaps you on one cheek, present the other cheek as well; to anyone who takes your cloak from you, do not refuse your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and do not ask for your property back from someone who takes it. Treat others as you would like people to treat you.
‘ If you love those who love you, what credit can you expect? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit can you expect? For even sinners do that much. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to get money back, what credit can you expect? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back the same amount. Instead, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend without any hope of return. You will have a great reward, and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.’