The Gospel of John is luminous. It is a new light to the eyes of our minds because it is focused on Jesus, the Word of God, who enlightens the human race (John 1:4). What is particularly illuminating for us today is the connection that Jesus makes between knowing the truth and being free. According to Jesus, freedom is dependent on knowing the truth. He says to his disciples: "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 (John 8:32). Apparently, being a disciple of Christ involves a kind of education.