28th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 12th October, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Gospel Truth – Painful”:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus denounced the Pharisees and the lawyers of the Law for their hypocritical and “self-glorifying practice of their faith.  Ponder on, “Do we live our faith with great sincerity where God is the centre, foundation and goal and where everything we do is to Glorify and Serve God’s Kingdom and His people?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 11:42-46

The Lord said to the Pharisees: ‘Alas for you Pharisees!  You who pay your tithe of mint and rue and all sorts of garden herbs and overlook justice and the love of God! These you should have practised, without leaving the others undone. Alas for you Pharisees who like taking the seats of honour in the synagogues and being greeted obsequiously in the market squares! Alas for you, because you are like the unmarked tombs that men walk on without knowing it!’

A lawyer then spoke up. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘when you speak like this you insult us too.’ ‘Alas for you lawyers also,’ he replied ‘because you load on men burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not move a finger to lift.’