In today's Gospel reading from John 8, Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I can personally testify that Jesus did set me free ~ my heart tells me so. Jesus cleanses and refreshes me by freeing me from the shackles of sin. Anytime a sinful thought surfaces, it's as if I feel the taste of something awful in my mouth and want to spit it right out. After tasting the sweetness and joy of the Lord, sin has become loathsome. Yes, Jesus is the truth!