DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Condemnation” – Faith: The miracles and the great Wisdom of the Teachings of Jesus were condemned by His enemies as the work of the devil. Have you experienced being “condemned” for the good you do, especially in serving the Church? If so, bear the crosses and persevere with fidelity like Jesus.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him,’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he drives devils out.’
So Jesus called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never last. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot last either — it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he has first tied up the strong man. Only then can he plunder his house.
‘In truth I tell you, all human sins will be forgiven, and all the blasphemies ever uttered; but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘There is an unclean spirit in him.’