Feast: St Stephen, First Martyr : Tuesday 26th December, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Martyrdom – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the “costs of discipleship” that can demand martyrdomSt Stephen’s faith reveals, that with God’s graces, we will have the strength to embrace the sufferings of following Jesus’ Ways.  Ponder on, “God will never fail to give us the divine wisdom and strength to be faithful to Him at all times.” 

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 10:17-22

Jesus said to his apostles: ‘Be prepared for people to hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as evidence to them and to the gentiles. But when you are handed over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.

Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will come forward against their parents and have them put to death. You will be universally hated on account of my name; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.’