Fourth Week of Lent: Tuesday 21st March, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Paralytic – “Bethesda Pool”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the paralytic man at the Bethesda Pool” who was sick for thirty eight years and no one helped him to get into the pool.  Ponder on, “We have our needs, but if we do not care for the needs and sufferings of others, God’s graces cannot fill our lives with His Compassion and Mercy.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 5:1-3a,5-9,16

Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ.

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally.

He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.’

When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do.