27 May 2017
In Memoria ~ Simple Freedoms
Greetings Dear Reader,
So many people are traveling for this holiday weekend. Last year at this time my family was on a journey back from a week at the beach. A few weeks ago my Daughter and I packed a bag and drove to spend a weekend in northern Wisconsin.
Freedom of travel is just one of the things we take for granted. In many countries travel is restricted and just a simple weekend getaway requires someone else’s approval. The things we take for granted are so precious to others. We have no requirement to report our whereabouts, participate or abstain from religion, or support a specific political agenda.
We, unfortunately use these freedoms to ignore the greater good and feed our own selfishness. We are quickly becoming a nation that does not tolerate dissenting options. We use our freedoms to try and limit the freedoms of others.
When we do this we dishonor the blood and lives of others who died to give us these freedoms. It is vital that we allow others the same freedoms we enjoy. There is risk in it but it is how the Father deals with us. We are free to follow Christ or not. We are free to obey the commands to love or not.
It is in this paradoxical position that our freedom in Christ lives. I must cherish this human form of freedom because it reflects the perfect freedom that Christ wishes for us all. I must honor those who died to provided and protect it.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
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