Thursday, March 16, 2023
Truth will make you free
An excerpt from John 8:31-32
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’
Reflection from Mary Rodgers, St Gregory’s Episcopal Church:
Uncertainty is nerve wracking, and I think that’s why I find peace in truth, even if its not what I was expecting. Ultimately, knowing the truth gives me the certainty I need to choose what I will do next. The most important truths I can anchor my life around are God’s love and message embodied by Jesus Christ, and I love how this passage acknowledges the freedom those truths deliver. It is liberating to know that these are the constant truths that I can always use as an anchor to guide my choices in life.
Photograph by Debbie Kinjo, St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
• Psalm 23
• 1 Samuel 15:10-21
• Ephesians 4:25-32
“We Shall Be Free” by Garth Brooks
When there’s only one race,
and that’s mankind:
then we shall be free!
Tags: Lent 2023