Fifth Week of Lent : Tuesday, 5th April 2022

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?

  • When we are very biased, our minds and hearts are rejecting the truth. That is why while the Pharisees stubbornly refused to believe in Jesus, “many came to believe in Him”.


  • Jesus declared that He learnt everything from His Father in heaven because of the strong bond between Father and Son.


  • As we approach Passion Sunday this coming weekend, let us pray for the grace to unite ourselves more closely to Jesus this Holy Week.