DEAR FRIEND, we have in the readings today, a beautiful presentation of the necessary sacrifice of Jesus; and he invites us to journey in his steps for our eternal glory (cf. Joh.12:26).

Hence, just as Jesus did ‘die’ to himself (cf. Joh.12:25, Phi.2:2-4,5-7), and then as one man, generously ‘sowed’ his earthly human life that many may have life in God – reaping bountifully (cf. 2Cor.9:5, Joh.12:23-27, Phi.2:8-11), we too must ‘sow’ our lives ‘to make the harvest of our good deeds a larger one’ (cf. 2Cor.9:10) by dying to ourselves – giving up human desires which does not help our eternal purpose (cf. Joh.12:25), even if it entails the laying down of our mortal life just like Jesus (cf. Phi.2:8, Joh.12:25b).


TheWORD Today

1. 2Corinthians 9:6-10 (New Testament)
2. Psalm 111:1-2,5-9 (Response to the New Testament)
3. John 8:12bc (Pointer & Summary of our Gospel today)
4. John 12:23-26 (Gospel of the Day)




And “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us” – 2 Corinthians 9:11



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