DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Rejection of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was rejected on His way to Jerusalem. He was heading towards His Suffering and Death, to fulfil His Father’s Will for the Salvation of all peoples. Ponder on, “Jesus’ fidelity to His Father’s Will was total and dignified. Do we embrace the crosses of our faith with the same fidelity?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem.
Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.