Tuesday, 26th March 2024 : 26th March 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 13:21-33, 36-38

When Judas, Son of Simon Iscariot had gone, Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. Little children, I shall be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and, as I told the Jews, where I am going, you cannot come.’

Simon Peter said, ‘Lord, where are you going?’ Jesus replied, ‘Now you cannot follow me where I am going, but later you shall follow me.’ Peter said to him, ‘Why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.’ ‘Lay down your life for me?’ answered Jesus. ‘In all truth I tell you, before the cock crows you will have disowned me three times.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • We are now in Holy Week, entering the “intense” moment of the Salvation History where Jesus’ death and suffering will bring Glory to His Father who will save all humankind through His encompassing Love.
  • The secular world thinks of “glory” as fame, self-importance and self-gratification, but the Father’s Glory is the divine self-sacrificial deed of giving up His Beloved Son in death.
  • When we live God’s Will, we too should be engaged in our selfless sacrifice so that through this we will mirror God’s glory to others.