Daily Office Readings for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Epiphany: Year 2
“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:” (John 8: 31 and 32).
The reality is that we can change the word “Jews,” to “those” who believed in him. Because all of us who believe in our Lord Jesus and continue in His word are truly His disciples. The person of Jesus was more than just another human being. He was, and is, God almighty. He came among us to model what it means to live out our lives as God’s loving creation. To follow in Jesus’ word means to love God back and to love each other. It ain’t easy folks.
To know the truth is to know about the reality of God among us in Spirit and truth. When we move beyond just believing, to knowing, we live differently. We don’t succumb to small temporal things and ideas. As we come to know the truth about God among us, we are free to live eternally even now in this life where our earthly death will not hold us, but is overcome by our Lord Jesus who has defeated death for us.
This is the last blog for about four days. I am going to Memphis to be with family during our difficult days suffering the death of two of my grandsons. I plan to resume on Tuesday, February 15th. Blessings.
As we listen to what the Spirit is saying to us, let us live to love, to serve, and to teach, while pondering anew what the Almighty can do. John