Lent Wk 5: Monday 8th April, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus – “The Light”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed, “I am the Light of the World.”  The Pharisees, like many non-believers could not comprehend this Truth.  Let us pray that our minds are enlightened, our hearts renewed with a personal love for Jesus, and a deep desire to be more like Him.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 8:12-19

Jesus said: I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the light of life. At this the Pharisees said to him, ‘You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not true.’

Jesus replied: ‘Even though I am testifying on my own behalf, my testimony is still true, because I know where I have come from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I judge no one, but if I judge, my judgement will be true, because I am not alone: the one who sent me is with me; and in your Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. I testify on my own behalf, but the Father who sent me testifies on my behalf, too.’

They asked him, ‘Where is your Father then?’ Jesus answered: ‘You do not know me, nor do you know my Father; if you did know me, you would know my Father as well.’