Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gospel Reflection

July 07, 2012
First Saturday
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Rev. Fr.  Matthieu Dauchez
Edsa Shrine

First Reading:               Amos 9:11-15  
Psalm:                         Psalm 85:9-14  
Gospel:                        Matthew 9:14-17  

14Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" 15And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16And no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made. 17Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved."


Father Matthew stressed the importance of consistency – if we say good things, we should translate these into good action. We have to be consistent both in word and in deed.