4th Week in Lent : Thursday 31st March, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Rejecting God’s Truth: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was deeply saddened by the Jews who continued to reject the Good News of Salvation that He is proclaiming.  Ponder on, “Is our faith, hope and love for God superficial because our material needs and worldly temptations consume our attention, energy and love?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 5:31-40

Jesus said to the Jews: ‘Were I to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid; but there is another witness who can speak on my behalf, and I know that his testimony is valid. You sent messengers to John, and he gave his testimony to the truth: not that I depend on human testimony; no, it is for your salvation that I speak of this.

‘John was a lamp alight and shining and for a time you were content to enjoy the light that he gave. But my testimony is greater than John’s: the works my Father has given me to carry out, these same works of mine testify that the Father has sent me. Besides, the Father who sent me bears witness to me himself. You have never heard his voice, you have never seen his shape, and his word finds no home in you because you do not believe in the one he has sent.

‘You study the scriptures, believing that in them you have eternal life; now these same scriptures testify to me, and yet you refuse to come to me for life!’