The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS ~ John 18:33-37

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1. The feast we have today, and the Gospel, give us an opportunity to reflect on the different ways in which we, and others, exercise influence and leadership. The authority of Pilate came from position and power. The
authority of Jesus came from his integrity and what he stood for.
Recall leaders you have known whose influence was like that of Jesus.


2. The values of the kingdom of God cannot be imposed. It is never a matter of fighting battles, or forcing others into compliance. Perhaps through experience you have learned the limitations of the use of force, as a parent, a teacher, a group leader.
What has been the good news, the learnings for you, in this?


3. Jesus came to bear witness to the truth and we are all created for a purpose. What do you believe is the purpose of your life?
Recall times when you have been able to bear witness to this. What fruit has this witness had for yourself and/or others?


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