24th Week in Ordinary Times : Sunday 12th September, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Will – our will: In today’s Gospel, Peter’s love for Jesus “blinded” him from allowing Jesus to suffer and die.  Ponder on, “We have good intentions; especially for the people we love and care about.  However, our intentions are not always in accordance to God’s Will and Ways.  Have you been more discerning in your decisions?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 8:27-33

Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him, ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah, others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘who do you say I am?’

Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him. And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly.

Then, taking him aside, Peter tried to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way, but man’s.’