DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Sin against Holy Spirit”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims, “Anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” Ponder on, “Such a grievous sin is choosing not only to reject God’s Mercy, Truth and Love, but also to condemn God. In such sins, we freely choose to “condemn ourselves eternally.”
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.
‘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.’