5th Week of Lent : Sunday 17th March, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Serving God” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus prophesied His Suffering and Death. He explained that “unless a grain of wheat falls onto the earth and dies . . . it cannot yield a rich harvest.”  Ponder on, “Do we desire to be a faithful disciple of Jesus?  If so, are we willing to “die to ourself” in our selfless service of God’s Kingdom?  Beg God for such graces.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 12:20-26

Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. These approached Philip, who came from Bethsaida in Galilee, and put this request to him, ‘Sir, we should like to see Jesus.’ Philip went to tell Andrew and Andrew and Philip together went to tell Jesus.

Jesus replied to them: ‘Now the hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. In all truth I tell you, unless a wheat grain falls into the earth and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies it yields a rich harvest.

‘Anyone who loves his life loses it; anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me, must follow me, and my servant will be with me wherever I am. If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.’