St Ignatius of Loyola: Friday 31st July, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Prejudice – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ townsfolks could not believe that His Wisdom was divine, just because they knew him to be Joseph’s son.  Ponder on, “Do our prejudices about people, like those who hurt us, the poor and sinners, blind us from God’s call to show them mercy, compassion and love?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:54-58

Coming to his home town, Jesus taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, ‘Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? This is the carpenter’s son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Jude? His sisters, too, are they not all here with us? So where did the man get it all?’

And they would not accept him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is despised only in his own country and in his own house,’ and he did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith.