V. Week of Lent
Monday 7th March
Evangelium: John 4:43-54
Thought of the day: Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country. John 4:44
Task for the Day: Try to visit sick people.
Tuesday 8th March
Evangelium: John 5:1-16
Thought of the Day: Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8.
Task for the Day: Leave your cell Phone for one Hour.
Wednesday 9th March
Evangelium: John 5:17-30
Thought of the Day: I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. John 5:24
Task for the Day: Pray for someone who Passed away (especially for the Martyrs).
Thursday 10th March
Evangelium: John 5:31-47
Thought of the Day: But I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. John 5:42
Task for the Day: Send a nice word to someone you didn’t like.
Friday 11th March
Evangelium: John 7,1-2.10.25-30
Meditating the Story of the Passion in St. Mark’s Gospel
The King denied (Mk. 14:66-72; see Mt. 26:69-75; Lk. 22:55-62).
66 While Peter was down below in the courtyard, one of the
high priest’s servant-girls came up.
67 She saw Peter warming
himself there, looked closely at him and said, ‘You too were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth.’
68 But he denied it. ‘I
do not know, I do not understand what you are talking about,’ he said. And he
went out into the forecourt, and a cock crowed.
69 The servant-girl saw
him and again started telling the bystanders, ‘This man is one of them.’
70 But again he denied
it. A little later the bystanders themselves said to Peter, ‘You are
certainly one of them! Why, you are a Galilean.’
71 But he started cursing and swearing, ‘I do
not know the man you speak of.’
72 And at once the cock
crowed for the second time, and Peter recalled what
Jesus had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows
twice, you will have disowned me
three times.’ And he burst into tears.
We do not know why Peter had come to the courtyard; perhaps he had some mad idea of rescuing Jesus by the violence that Jesus had already rejected in the garden. He was soon recognized in the firelight, and a double denial did not help, for his broad Galilean accent gave him away (70). Finally, as a last resort, he began to use curses, probably equivalent to ‘I’ll be damned if I know the fellow’ (71). Then the cock crowed, and Peter remembered, and, strong man though he thought he was, he broke down and burst into tears (the Greek could also mean ‘hiding his face in his cloak for shame’). If the words second time and twice (only found in some manuscripts) are correct, they would refer to ‘second cockcrow’, just before dawn.
Thought of the Day: Before the cock crows twice, you will have disowned me
three times.’ And he burst into tears. Mark 14:72
Task for the Day: Pray alone in your room tonight & ask forgiveness for someone who needs it.
Saturday 12th March
Evangelium: John 7:40-53
Thought of the Day: What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?” John 7:36
Task for the Day: Make a service in the Church…
Sunday 13th March
Evangelium: John 8:1-11
Thought of the Day: When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
Task for the Day: Some extra read of the Bible….