Homily for March 16, 2016. Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent Readings: Daniel 3:14-20,24-25,28, Daniel 3:52-56, John 8:31-42 For some days now, our Gospel passages have been rather dramatic. Jesus is not having it easy with the Jews and they are prepared for a show down with him. One by one they present to him the issues for which they feel he deserves to die and Jesus responds to them giving them the reasons behind his utterances and actions.