March 21, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you wilt know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:3 1-32)
You have probably heard this phrase before: “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” but you may not be familiar with what Jesus says just before that phrase. Christ calls us all to be His disciples (through prayer, reading Scriptures, the Eucharist, etc.) so that we may also tell others about what Christ has done.
We all have been a slave to sin at some point in our lives, but when we enter into a relationship with Christ we find freedom and eternal life. Being a disciple of Christ means we are freed from the grip of sin because we believe Jesus washed away our sin when He was crucified and conquered death when He rose again, and that we will live to our best ability according to the Gospel.
The season of Lent is about reflection and preparing our hearts to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice for us. As we draw near to Easter, we should continue to meditate on how the word of God can bring the hope of freedom to your life.