In today’s Gospel, we hear the familiar phrase, “And the truth shall make you free.” We hear this in songs, on TV, in books we read and from significant people in our lives. This is one of those lines that really stands out when it is said or when we read it.
Jesus is urging us in this Gospel to move beyond our own sinfulness and be freed from all that binds us. We all desire to be free and do not like to feel trapped, put down, or guilty, but we often find ourselves feeling that way.
We are called to live in Christ’s love and grace. If we take the time to look at our lives we realize when we fall short of living in Christ’s love and grace. Perhaps this last week of Lent is a good time to look at our lives and remember that the truth will always make us free and give us grace. Remember that God’s love for you is unconditional!
Pat Schifini OSU