John 8: 31-42

As Jesus teaches in today’s Lenten Gospel, it is in thinking beyond our own needs and wants to those of others, in finding purpose in doing good for others, in embracing the total and uncompromising love of God in all things that we break out of our “slavery” to sin (selfishness) and experience the freedom of God’s reign in the here and now. St. John says: “And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent and we know that we have passed from death into life, because we love.”