11 Mar 2008
For 11 March 2008, Tuesday Fifth Week of Lent, based on John 8:21-30
Jesus said to the Pharisees: â€˜I am going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.â€™ Then the Jews said, â€˜Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means by saying, â€œWhere I am going, you cannot comeâ€?â€™ He said to them, â€˜You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he.â€™ They said to him, â€˜Who are you?â€™ Jesus said to them, â€˜Why do I speak to you at all? I have much to say about you and much to condemn; but the one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.â€™ They did not understand that he was speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said, â€˜When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things as the Father instructed me. And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.â€™ As he was saying these things, many believed in him.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.