4th Week in Lent : Monday 28th March, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Doubting God’s Love: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the royal official’s son who was on the brink of death, without having to go to him.  Ponder on, “Do we doubt, when we seek God’s Compassionate Love?  When we deepen our love for God, we will experience that He Loves us infinitely and unconditionally.”

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. Now there was a royal official there 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, ‘So you will not believe unless you see signs and portents!’ ‘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 started on his way; and while he was still on the journey back his servants met him with the news that his boy was alive.

He asked them when the boy had begun to recover. ‘The fever left him yesterday’ they said ‘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.