Homily for Friday, July 4, 2014

Readings for Today

Obviously today we gather with a special awareness of freedom. On this Independence Day we acknowledge with gratitude those deep foundational principles which guide our lives to this day. What is freedom? Some consider freedom to be the ability to do whatever we want. To be independent, means not to allow anyone to tell us what to do. We strive to be our own person, doing whatever we want, without limit. Is this freedom?

If freedom is only based upon action, and perhaps a definition that suggests freedom to be the ability to do whatever we want, without limit, maybe correct.  But if freedom becomes to find as the ability to do whatever we want, how do we explain those choices which seem to limit our ability to do whatever we want?

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