3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday 22nd January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Fishers of men” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John from their fishing profession to be “fishers of men” in His Kingdom, to serve the Salvation of all peoples.  Ponder on, “Do we give time and attention to the growth of our faith and the service of God’s Will instead of focusing only on our secular needs and work?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 4:18-23

As Jesus was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you fishers of people.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. And at once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

He went round the whole of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and illness among the people.