5th Week of Lent : Thursday 21st March, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Death – Eternal Life” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the Jews, “Whoever keeps My Word, will never see death.”  Ponder on, “Death is the greatest fear of those who do not have faith in Jesus, the Messiah.  He promises an Eternal Life of Happiness, in heaven.  When we have the wisdom to love Jesus deeply, our fears of death, will turn to the “joys of death’”.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 8:51-55

Jesus said to the Jews: ‘In all truth I tell you, whoever keeps my word will never see death. The Jews said, ‘Now we know that you are possessed. Abraham is dead, and the prophets are dead, and yet you say, “Whoever keeps my word will never know the taste of death.” Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? The prophets are dead too. Who are you claiming to be?’

Jesus answered: ‘If I were to seek my own glory my glory would be worth nothing; in fact, my glory is conferred by the Father, by the one of whom you say, “He is our God,” although you do not know him. But I know him, and if I were to say, ‘I do not know him,’ I should be a liar, as you yourselves are. But I do know him, and I keep his word.’