4th Week of Lent : Wednesday 13th March, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus’ Divinity” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims His Divine Union with His Father.  This divine Truth and mystery made the Jews more intent on killing Him, for blasphemy.  Ponder on, “In today’s secular world: pride, power; self-glory, and gratifications are the great temptations that deceive, divide and draw people away from Jesus who offers Eternal Life”.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 5:17-23

Jesus said to the Jews: ‘My Father still goes on working, and I am at work, too.’ But that only made the Jews even more intent on killing him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he spoke of God as his own Father and so made himself God’s equal.

To this Jesus replied: ‘In all truth I tell you, by himself the Son can do nothing; he can do only what he sees the Father doing: and whatever the Father does the Son does too. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he himself does, and he will show him even greater things than these, works that will astonish you.

Thus, as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son gives life to anyone he chooses; for the Father judges no one; he has entrusted all judgement to the Son, so that all may honour the Son as they honour the Father. Whoever refuses honour to the Son refuses honour to the Father who sent him.’