26th Week in Ordinary Times : Saturday 3rd October, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Salvation – Gifts: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds His disciples that their greatest joy is that their “names are written in heaven.”  Are we rejoicing for the gift of faith that offers us Eternal Salvation?  If so, do we use all our God-given blessings to draw people closer to God, and direct them to God’s Eternal Glory.

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 10:17-22

The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said, ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Look, I have given you power to tread down serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice instead that your names are written in heaven.’

Just at this time, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it has pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’