28th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday 19th October, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Hypocrisy in Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reprimanded the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocritical faith.  Their religiosity are deceptive displays, because their lives are full of evil practices that harm and even destroy lives.  Ponder on, “Are we more resolved to living our faith with greater fidelity and humility; like the many saints, and faithful believers whom we know?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 11:47-53

Jesus said: ‘Alas for you because you build tombs for the prophets, the people your ancestors killed! In this way you both witness to what your ancestors did and approve it; they did the killing, you do the building.

‘And that is why the Wisdom of God said, “I will send them prophets and apostles; some they will slaughter and persecute, so that this generation will have to answer for every prophet’s blood that has been shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the Temple.” Yes, I tell you, this generation will have to answer for it all.

‘Alas for you lawyers who have taken away the key of knowledge! You have not gone in yourselves and have prevented others from going in who wanted to.’ When he left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began a furious attack on him and tried to force answers from him on innumerable questions.