5th Week of Lent, Monday, 8th April 2019

Daily Word Of God

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.’

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 speaks the Truth – that offers eternal life.  He is indeed the Light that shines in the darkness of sin in this world.


  • However, like the Pharisees, many not only continue to reject all that Jesus is offering, but even promotes the glamour of evil and sin, that destroys human relationships, families and the world.


  • Let us ponder on our life and ask ourselves, “Are we witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus or are we lukewarm about our need to evangelise and witness and draw people closer to Jesus and His Church?