5th Week of Lent, Tuesday, 9th April 2019

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 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.

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?