DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Enemies of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, the crowds were confused as to what they should do with Jesus, the Christ. Jesus’ great enemies were the chief priests and Pharisees, who wanted to kill Him. Pray for the wisdom of the Spirit to identify the “enemies” that are preventing you from loving and serving Jesus more.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Some of the crowd who had been listening to Jesus said, ‘He is indeed the prophet,’ and some said, ‘He is the Christ,’ but others said, ‘Would the Christ come from Galilee? Does not scripture say that the Christ must be descended from David and come from Bethlehem, the village where David was?’
So the people could not agree about him. Some wanted to arrest him, but no one actually laid a hand on him. The guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees who said to them, ‘Why haven’t you brought him?’ The guards replied, ‘No one has ever spoken like this man.’ ‘So,’ the Pharisees answered, ‘you, too, have been led astray?’ once, and he picked up his mat and started to walk around. Now that day happened to be the Sabbath. It was because he did things like this on the Sabbath that the Jews began to harass Jesus.