Jesus says today If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. Making us free....from what? Ourselves? The world? Unpleasant people? A job we do not care for? A relationship we don't know how to end?
I don't think those are the kinds of things Jesus is making us free from when he makes this statement....well not directly.
So much of what we hear from Jesus gets down to the basic principle that we need to reorder our life perspective, see the world through a different set of lenses. When we can accomplish this near impossible task, we are promised to be set free from the bonds placed on us by those things we wish to be free from. Those things do not go away, they are still there and a part of our lives, but they are given appropriate weight and perspective. This different perspective will allow us to be more balanced in our approach to everything we do in life. That is a sweet freedom for which to strive.
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