March 8 – Fourth Tuesday of Lent

March 8, 2016  •   LPi

aNewLifeToday’s Gospel

“’When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be well?,’ (John 5:6).”

Daily Lent Reflection

On the face of it, this seems a bizarre question. The man was by the pool at Bethesda waiting and hoping for the chance to be cured. However, as we all know, change is hard, even when we know we need to change and sometimes it’s easier to stay the way we are. We get used to our ways and can’t imagine life any other way. But Jesus calls us to a new life with Him, which means having to make some difficult choices.

Daily Lent Challenge

Today I will ask myself the question “Do I want to be well again?” I will think about one area of my life that I need to change in order to be more like Jesus and ask Him to help me make that change

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark