DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Loving God Fully: There are no inconsistencies in today’s Gospel, when Jesus demands His Twelve Apostles who wish to follow Him, to be totally detached from family, friends and finances. Only with such freedom, can God’s graces enable us to serve God and His people wholeheartedly.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘No one who prefers father or mother to me is worthy of me. No one who prefers son or daughter to me is worthy of me. Anyone who does not take his cross and follow in my footsteps is not worthy of me. Anyone who finds his life will lose it; anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.
‘Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
‘Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will have a prophet’s reward; and anyone who welcomes an upright person because he is upright will have the reward of an upright person.
‘If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then in truth I tell you, he will most certainly not go without his reward.’