26th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Wednesday 4th October, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Discipleship – Commitment: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed that those who want to be His disciple, need to have a selfless and unconditional commitment, as He has proclaimed and witnessed; even to be willing to die for the faith. Ponder on, “Do we often desire to follow Jesus’ Ways of living the faith, but compromise and take a less committed path?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 9:57-62

As Jesus and his disciples travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus answered, ‘Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.’

Another to whom he said, ‘Follow me,’ replied, ‘Let me go and bury my father first.’ But he answered, ‘Leave the dead to bury their dead; your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.’

Another said, ‘I will follow you, sir, but first let me go and say good-bye to my people at home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’