Prayer of the Day
Fifth Week of LentApril 10th, 2014
“Jesus said to the Jews: “I tell you most solemnly, whoever keeps my word will never see death.” The Jews said, “now we know for certain that you are possessed. Abraham is dead, and the prophets are dead, and yet you say. Whoever keeps my word will never know the taste of death. Who are you claiming to be?” Jesus answered: “If I were to seek my own glory that would be no glory at all, my glory is conferred by my Father, by the one whom you say, ‘He is our God’ although you do not know him. But I know him, and I faithfully keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my Day: he saw it and was glad.” The Jews then said ; “You are not fifty years yet and you have seen Abraham.” “I tell you most solemnly, before Abraham ever was I am.” At this they picked up stones to throw at him; But Jesus hid himself and left the Temple.” (John 8 : 51-59)
The opponents have insulted Jesus and put him where evil exists. Jesus proclaims again he is the one who knows and honours God. This furthers their non acceptance as they prepare the punishment for blasphemy. At this point we ask for forgiveness for our lack in the easy choices we choose in life.