Lent 4th Week: Monday 23rd March, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Jesus Heals: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cures the royal official’s son who was on the verge of dying.  Jesus cured him from a distance; without even going to his house.  Jesus uses His divine power in ways that are beyond our comprehension; all for our good and salvation, and out of His Compassionate Love.  Have we experienced this?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 4:45-53

On Jesus’ arrival, the Galileans received him well, having seen all that he had done at Jerusalem during the festival which they too had attended. He went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. And there was a royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum; hearing that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judaea, he went and asked him to come and cure his son, as he was at the point of death.

Jesus said to him, ‘Unless you see signs and portents you will not believe!’ ‘Sir,’ answered the official, ‘come down before my child dies.’ ‘Go home,’ said Jesus, ‘your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus had said and went on his way home; and while he was still on the way his servants met him with the news that his boy was alive.

He asked them when the boy had begun to recover. They replied, ‘The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.’ The father realised that this was exactly the time when Jesus had said, ‘Your son will live’; and he and all his household believed.