Thursday, November 30, 2023

Jesus with his disciples: "The truth will set you free."

Jesus with his disciples: "The truth will set you free."
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Gospel text
Jn 8:31-42
Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “ will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Gospel's Commentary
Today we hear one of the phrases from Jesus that St. John Paul II liked best: «the truth will set you free». There is much talk about freedom. Everyone wants it! But, do we know what it really means to "be free"? For many it is the equivalent of "doing as one likes", without limits. But... Jesus is not selling us such a whimsical freedom; Jesus Christ relates freedom with truth. Jesus-God was infinitely free, and there we see Him: nailed, immobilized on the Cross, serene, apologizing for our offenses. —Can you guess what freedom is useful for? To love, not to "play". Whoever spends his life by playing, ends up by being enslaved by the play.

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