DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Living God’s Will: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples of the importance of having a single-minded commitment to follow Him regardless of the many concerns, attractions and temptations of life. Do we put God’s Will as our top priority, or do we justify our lack of commitment to Him?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
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.’