16th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 23rd July, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Enemies of our Faith”:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautions the crowd about the evil spirits sowing the “darnel” and “poison”, to try to choak God’s gift of faith; the “wheat”.  Ponder on, “Instead of being deceived by the evil spirits, God wants us to persevere in our fidelity and love for Him when we are discerning His Will.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus put a parable before the crowds, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s servants went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?”

“Some enemy has done this,” he answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.” ’