Wednesday of the 5 week of Lent
Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains. So, if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free.” We know that at times, we all commit sins -- we shouldn’t, but we do. So, what can we do about that? We need to ask for mercy and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. We do that in the sacrament of reconciliation -- we come, we admit our sinfulness, and with humility we ask Jesus to forgive us. This is what Jesus is reminding us today while saying that only the Son has power to free us from the slavery to sin. The fact that we sin is not the biggest tragedy for us, but the biggest tragedy would be not being sorry for our sins and not seeking forgiveness. We should be so glad that we have the Lord who can free us from that slavery of sin.