Gospel: John 8:12‐20

Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified.” Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by appearances, but I do not judge anyone. And even if I should judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but it is I and the Father who sent me. Even in your law it is written that the testimony of two men can be verified. I testify on my behalf and so does the Father who sent me.” So they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.


Being a Viatorian to me is important because it lets me know that I am doing something for not only myself, but for others. Being a Viatorian, lets me know I’m making an impact in someone’s life. Being a Viatorian allows me to look at the church and at its credo with gusto and pride.

This Lent I am growing closer to God by looking past all the Christmas hype, and actually looking to what is close to me, and what actually has meaning in my life. This Lent, instead of looking to others and saying “You’ve met a terrible fate haven’t you,” I will look upon them with joy and love, and hold them in my arms, as I praise God to be so blessed with everything, and every opportunity that I have been given.

This Lent I’m actually going to do something for those who cannot. I am going to act upon everything I can to make this city, nay, this country a better place to live. God Bless.

Rob Haverman, St. Thomas More Catholic Community, Henderson