4th Week, Ordinary Time : Wednesday 31st January, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Deepening of our Faith: In today’s Gospel, the townspeople of Jesus were greatly astonished at Jesus’ Wisdom and power to perform miracles of cure.  Nevertheless, they were skeptical and could not believe that He is the Messiah.  Ponder on, “Our prejudices can be great hindrances to the Truth of God, especially when our faith is weak.  Is this happening to us?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 6:1-6

Jesus went to his home town, and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through. This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him.

And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is despised only in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, except that he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.