Fifth Tuesday of Lent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Tuesday of Lent, April 9, 2019 WORD of the DAY  He said to them again, “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin.   Where I am going you cannot come.”   So the Jews said, “He is not going to kill himself, is he, because he said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?”  He said to them, “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world. That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” …   The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.”  Because he spoke this way, many came to believe in him.      (John 8: 21-30)   How shall I live this Word?   Described with the unmistakable stylistic trait of the so-called ‘Johannine irony’, the Pharisees – each of us can be a “Pharisee”! – flounder in ignorant...