3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Monday 23rd January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Sin – Holy Spirit”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the scribes that the sin against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven.  Ponder on, “All sins can be forgiven, if we repent.  However, God cannot “force us to repent”.  He respects our freedom when we refuse to accept His Merciful and Forgiving Love e.g. if we deliberately harm others.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 3:22-30

The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him,’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he drives devils out.’

So Jesus called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never last. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot last either — it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he has first tied up the strong man. Only then can he plunder his house.

‘In truth I tell you, all human sins will be forgiven, and all the blasphemies ever uttered; but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘There is an unclean spirit in him.’