Fifth Sunday of Lent : 21st March 2021

Daily Word Of God

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.  I tell you most solemnly, unless a wheat grain falls on the ground 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. If a man serves me, he must follow me, wherever I am, my servant will be there too.  If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Like the Greeks in Jesus’ time, many of us want to know Jesus more personally so that His Teachings can sink more deeply into our hearts.


  • Through our Baptism, we have become sons and daughters of God who profess and live the Truth of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.  We are also blessed with abundant graces to live our faith daily; i.e. the “new life” that God has given each of us.


  • Let us live a Christ-centred life so that whoever comes into contact with us will come to know Jesus and His love.