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Lenten Weekday
Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95
Daniel 3:52, 52, 54, 55, 56
John 8:31-42
As I reflect on this Gospel from John I am filled with both joy and sadness.
My emotions are triggered by just how powerful these words are- “if you
remain in my word you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the
truth, and the truth will set you free.” The truth will set you free. I have
heard this phrase countless times in my life and always thought it was a
good one but to read it in accordance to the Gospel, it just takes it to a
profound level.
The joy I feel is just how fulfilled and complete one’s life has the potential
of being if you truly believe in the way, truth and the light of the Lord. You
would be set free of worry, doubt and all the things that we as humans
feel a slave to. To be free is to have no doubt in his truth.
Sounds pretty simple however, the sadness that hits me as I read
these words is just how hard, how much of a daily struggle it can
be to trust in the truth as a sinner.
With Lent upon us, it is a time of holiness, hope and a time of re-
flection. A time to absolve our sins, get rid of the chains we carry
and set ourselves free. Lent fills me with hope of letting go of the
sadness and becoming filled with joy. How will I use this holy
time of year to turn forgiveness into a lifetime of truth and free-
Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in Thee.
Lord, let my
be full and unreserved,