DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“True Generosity”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the Pharisees that true “generosity” is when they invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind, as they cannot repay them for their good deeds. Ponder on, “Are our good deeds generous and genuine and out of love for God, and not for our self-glory that looks for attention and adulation?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his host, one of the leading Pharisees, ‘When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not ask your friends, brothers, relations or rich neighbours, for fear they repay your courtesy by inviting you in return. No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; that they cannot pay you back means that you are fortunate, because repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.’