Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Freedom


Although I am now in my 28th year of living in England I am a died in the wool Scotsman. So my heart beats a little faster when I remember the line from Braveheart as William Wallace is challenging his rag tag group of followers. "They may take our lives but they will never take our FREEDOM."

True freedom is won for us without doing a thing. It has been won by Jesus. Freedom from sin. Freedom from religion. Freedom from rules. Freedom from guilt. We didn't have to fight for it or win it, Jesus did it. Sometime we don't live like we have it and sometimes we give it up and choose to live a life in vain trying to attain by a set of rituals that which is free.

Our religious acts can never bring us the freedom we seek but encountering the freedom won by Jesus drives us to places we would never have gone to on our own.

Paul sums it up in Galatians 5 v 14 repeating a Jesus saying.

"For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom."

The pinnacle of freedom is love.

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