5th Week in Ordinary Time (Year B) : Wednesday 10th February, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Sin – Source”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that sin comes from the evil intentions of our hearts.  As such, Jesus is inviting us to purify our hearts by building and deepening our love and relationship with Him.  Evil intentions can easily be formed if we are caught up by the materialistic temptations of the world.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 7:14-23

Jesus called the people to him again and said, ‘Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that goes into a man from outside can make him unclean; it is the things that come out a man that make him unclean. If anyone as ears to hear, let him listen to this.’

When he had gone back into the house, away from the crowd, his disciples questioned him about the parable. He said to them, ‘Do you not understand either? Can you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside cannot make him unclean, because it goes not into the heart but through the stomach and passes into the sewer?

And he went on, ‘It is what comes out of a man that makes him unclean. For it is from within, from men’s heart, that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within and make a man unclean.’