Skip to content

'Living Lent': Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 36

The #1 Catholic Online School
FREE Catholic Classes

'Living Lent': Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 36


PRAY:
"Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest though perseverance." (John 14:6)

READING: John 8:31-36

31
To the Jews who believed in him Jesus said: If you make my word your home you will indeed be my disciples;

32 you will come to know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

33 They answered, 'We are descended from Abraham and we have never been the slaves of anyone; what do you mean, "You will be set free?" '

34 Jesus replied: In all truth I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave.

35 Now a slave has no permanent standing in the household, but a son belongs to it for ever.

36
So if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free.

MEDITATION:

Anyone who commits sin is a slave. The only way to escape slavery is though Jesus Christ. If we follow Jesus' way, and keep his word, then we will be set free. The truth sets us free.

Now, the time has come to ask, am I free or am I a slave? Do I have unhealthy attachments or misplaced priorities that enslave me? What excuses keep me from Mass? What are the sins that bind me?

LET US PRAY:
Lord, give me your light that I may plainly see the sins that bind me. Help me find the courage to strike off these chains. I pray for the truth to set me free.

ACTION:
I will meditate for awhile, thinking about the sins that keep me from Jesus. What excuse do I have to skip Mass, to refuse to help others, or to be selfish? I will work to break these chains.



Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.