Ordinary Time 17th Wk : Thursday 1st August, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Eternal Life:  The reality of what is to happen to us after we die should not be taken for granted simply.  Jesus continues to speak to us through His Word of the Sacred Scriptures, the Teaching Authority of the Church and His Holy Spirit’s promptings in our hearts.  Let us live in the joy of our faith that offers Eternal Life.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:47-53

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the sea and brings in a haul of all kinds of fish. When it is full, the fishermen bring it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in baskets and throw away those that are no use.

‘This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the upright, to throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

‘Have you understood all these?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of Heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom new things as well as old.’

When Jesus had finished these parables he left the district.