4th Week of Lent, Monday, 1st April 2019

Daily Word Of God

John 4:45-53

On Jesus’ arrival, the Galileans received him well, having seen all that he had done at Jerusalem during the festival which they too had attended. He went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. And there was a royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum; hearing that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judaea, he went and asked him to come and cure his son, as he was at the point of death.

Jesus said to him, ‘Unless you see signs and portents you will not believe!’ ‘Sir,’ answered the official, ‘come down before my child dies.’ ‘Go home,’ said Jesus, ‘your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus had said and went on his way home; and while he was still on the way his servants met him with the news that his boy was alive.

He asked them when the boy had begun to recover. They replied, ‘The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.’ The father realised that this was exactly the time when Jesus had said, ‘Your son will live’; and he and all his household believed.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • In today’s Gospel, we see the Galileans welcome Jesus because they saw the miracles He performed.  However, their hearts remained closed to the Truth that He is the Messiah, the Son of God.


  • In contrast, the royal official simply believes in Jesus’ words. How do you live your faith? Do you trust God fully or are you like the Jews, sceptical about your faith especially in times of trials?


  • Pray to have the wisdom to trust Jesus wholeheartedly like the royal official of today’s Gospel.