Ordinary Time 14th Wk: Friday 12th July, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Serving God: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautioned His Twelve disciples that, like Him, they too will be persecuted.  However, they are not to fear as the Holy Spirit will be their Protection and Light, and will give them the divine Wisdom to glorify God.  Have you experienced this in the witness of your faith?

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 10:16-20, 22

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Look, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as snakes and yet innocent as doves.

‘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.

‘You will be universally hated on account of my name; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.