Tuesday, March 13, 2018
WEDNESDAY, 4th Week of Lent
March 14, 2018 – WEDNESDAY, 4th Week of Lent
Is 49: 8- 15 / Jn 5: 17- 30
FROM THE 1ST READING: Is 49: 13 - 15
Sing, 0 heavens, and rejoice, 0 earth; break forth into song, 0 mountains: for Yahweh has comforted his people and taken pity on those who are afflicted. But Zion said: "Yahweh has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me." Can a woman forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child of her womb? Yet though she forget, I will not forget you.
FROM THE GOSPEL READING: Jn 5: 17- 24a
Jesus replied, "My Father goes on working and so do I." And the Jews tried all the harder to kill him, for Jesus not only broke the sabbath observance, but also made himself equal with God, calling him his own Father..
Jesus said to them, "Truly, I assure you, the Son cannot do anything by himself, but only what he sees the Father do. And whatever he does, the Son also does. The Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does; and he will show him even greater things than these, so that you will be amazed.
"As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to whom he wills. In the same way the Father judges no one, for he has entrusted all judgment to the Son, and he wants all to honor the Son as they honor the Father. Whoever ignores the Son ignores as well the Father who sent him
"Truly, I say to you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life."
All of us relate to a mother's love for her child.. The popular liturgical song, Hindi kita malilimutan, is inspired by the first reading from the prophet Isaiah. God's love is indeed limitless and will never waver; it is even stronger than a mother's love for her child: "Can a woman forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child of her womb? Yet though she forget, I will not forget you."
We know that this great love of God for all of us was shown through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ for us.
In the Gospel reading Jesus tells all of his close relationship with the Father who has sent him into the world. Jesus does the work the Father has sent him to do, to give eternal life to those who believe in him.
We are truly blessed to have a God, a Father, who loves us beyond compare, with the love only a mother could have for the child she has carried in her womb and fed at her breast. May we love God and urge the world to love him in return.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
Adrian John Gotamco Dy
Dionisio & Teresa Lim Tan
For the healing of Juanita Lisao.
Have a good day!
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