34th Week in Ordinary Times : Wednesday 24th November, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Challenges of Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds His disciples that when they face the challenges and the persecutions of serving the Gospel of Salvation, they are to see them as “opportunities” to bear witness through the Holy Spirit who will enlighten and empower them to remain faithful.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 21:12-19

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors for the sake of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict.

‘You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.’