Fourth Week of Lent : Thursday, 31st March 2022

Daily Word Of God

John 5:31-40

Jesus said to the Jews: ‘Were I to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid; but there is another witness who can speak on my behalf, and I know that his testimony is valid. You sent messengers to John, and he gave his testimony to the truth: not that I depend on human testimony; no, it is for your salvation that I speak of this.

‘John was a lamp alight and shining and for a time you were content to enjoy the light that he gave. But my testimony is greater than John’s: the works my Father has given me to carry out, these same works of mine testify that the Father has sent me. Besides, the Father who sent me bears witness to me himself. You have never heard his voice, you have never seen his shape, and his word finds no home in you because you do not believe in the one he has sent.

‘You study the scriptures, believing that in them you have eternal life; now these same scriptures testify to me, and yet you refuse to come to me for life!’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • This passage is a direct mirror of our own daily lives as Christians. Many a time when we choose to do good we measure it with our neighbours instead of how good Jesus is to us.


  • We must look into our hearts and truly sense God’s goodness to us. Do we live in contrast to God’s goodness? If we do how ought we love more and be open to God’s merciful love for us.


  • During this season of Lent, spend more time pondering on God’s Merciful Love for us and how you are called to be more grateful to Him.