5th Week of Lent : Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

Daily Word Of God

John 8:23-30

Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I have told you already: You will die in your sins. Yes, if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.’

So they said to him, ‘Who are you?’ Jesus answered: ‘What I have told you from the outset. About you I have much to say and much to condemn; but the one who sent me is truthful, and what I have learnt from him I declare to the world.’ They failed to understand that he was talking to them about the Father.

So Jesus said: ‘When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He and that I do nothing of myself. What the Father has taught me is what I preach; he who sent me is with me, and has not left me to myself, for I always do what pleases him.’ As he was saying this, many came to believe in him.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus shares the intimate union He has with His Father – His love, His faithfulness, His dependence and total trust in His Father and His determination to fulfil His Father’s Will.


  • Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. There are no clearer way to gain eternal life than through Jesus’ Ways and Truth.


  • Are we aware of the Holy Spirit’s daily promptings to urge us to remain united with His Father’s Will through living Christ-like life?  How am I responding to all that Jesus has taught me?