Lent Wk 5: Tuesday 9th April, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Divinity of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees continue to be obstinate and rigid in their non-belief about the divinity of Jesus as the Son of God the Father. When we are angry, self-centred and insecure, do we also refuse to be open to the Spirit of Jesus’ Light and Love?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

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 judge; but the one who sent me is true, and what I declare to the world I have learnt from him.’ They did not recognise 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 my own accord. What I say is what the Father has taught me; 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.