Tuesday 8th April – Tuesday of The 5th Week Of Lent
Reflection: John 8:21-30
There is a life that pleases God, and this life is first attained by believing in the Son of God- Jesus Christ. Having believed and been welcomed into God’s family through Baptism there is a continuous journey towards righteousness. Jesus declares today that he always does what is pleasing to the Father (John 8:29). This should be the sole desire of every child of God.
In your relationship with your fellow men, you should always seek to do the will of God; share the divine nature of God to all around you; resist temptation by the grace of God in you; and pull down the stronghold of hypocrisy in and around you. By doing these you declare that you are a God-pleaser. It is also rather important to note that those who seek to please God must not rely on their own human efforts, but rather on the grace that God gives. All the same, pleasing God becomes most interesting to you, when your lifestyle is that of communion with the Father through prayer. Hence, you should pray for God’s help and guidance each day. At the same time you should pray for everyone you may encounter during the course of each day, for by so doing, you will receive grace to deal with them in the love and wisdom of God.
Prayer: Father, I receive grace today to be a God-pleaser. Help me to live my whole life doing your will alone. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 479 – What can we learn from the way in which Mary prayed?
To learn from Mary how to pray means to join in her prayer: “Let it be to me according to your word” (Lk.1:38). Prayer is ultimately self-giving in response to God’s love. If we Yes as Mary did, God has the opportunity to lead his life in our life. [CCC. 2617-2618, 2622, 2674]”
HIDE A TREASURE: “… Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 102: 2-3, 16-21; John 8:21-30.