2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Monday 16th January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Messiah in our midst” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees rejected Jesus as the Messiah, and criticised Him and His disciples for breaking the Sabbath Laws of fasting.  Ponder on, “Do we consciously seek God’s Presence: in all things, situations and peoples?  If we do, the perspectives on our lives and of others would be transformed.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 2:18-22

One day when John’s disciples and the Pharisees were keeping a fast, some people came to him and said to Jesus, ‘Why is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?’
Jesus replied, ‘Surely the bridegroom’s attendants cannot fast while the bridegroom is still with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then, on that day, they will fast.

‘No one sews a piece of un-shrunken cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. And nobody puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins too. No! New wine, into fresh skins!’