DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Serving God: St Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missions, brought the Catholic faith to India and East Asia. He proclaimed the faith with such great passion, that he eventually died from the exhaustion of his service to God’s people, and the unfulfilled dreams of bringing the faith to mainland China. Have we brought others closer to Jesus?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As it was in Noah’s day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. They suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes.
When Jesus went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed and in great pain.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will come myself and cure him.’
The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under authority myself and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man, “Go,” and he goes; to another, “Come here,” and he comes; to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’
When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘In truth I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found faith as great as this.’