4th Week of Lent : Monday 11th March, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus’ Miracles” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cures the royal official’s son who was about to die, because he had great faith in Jesus.  Ponder on, “Is our faith in Jesus deep or superficial?  Do we believe in Jesus’ Compassionate Love; especially when we face many challenges?  Trust in God.  He has His Time and Ways of answering our prayers, and Caring for us.”

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.