DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Anti-Christ Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus denounced the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocritical practice of their faith; they even murder the prophets and apostles that were sent by God to proclaim the Good News of Salvation. Ponder on, “Do we live a ‘hypocritical’ faith that supports abortion and opposition to the Gospel of Christ?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said: ‘Alas for you who build tombs of the prophets, the men 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 was murdered between the altar and the sanctuary.” 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 going in who wanted to.’ When he left the house, the scribes and the Pharisees began a furious attack on him and tried to force answers from him on innumerable questions, setting traps to catch him out in something he might say.