11th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday 22nd June, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Worries – Life” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples, “Do not worry about your life. . . look at the birds in the sky. . .”  Ponder on, “Our faith in Jesus will grow more deeply if, we are more attentive to the challenges of our ‘insecurities, greed, glory and gratifications.”  This is because they often confuse our emotions and blur our thinking, when we desire to choose God’s Will.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 6:24-26,30,33

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.

‘That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and what you are to wear. Surely life is more than food, and the body more than clothing! Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap or gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they are? Now if that is how God clothes the wild flowers growing in the field which are there today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, will he not much more look after you, you who have so little faith?

‘Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on God’s saving justice, and all these other things will be given you as well.’