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Love and Freedom 0

Love and Freedom

Without freedom, love cannot exist. Actions undertaken for the sake of love have a value that is derived from their very existence. Actions undertaken for the sake of religious duty, personal obligation, or social expectation have value only in the feeling that they are able to arouse in the recipient. Yet, even this feeling becomes an expected right – or worse, a required response – when the parties involved in the transaction feel restricted to this particular set of behaviors and responses. This idea is demonstrated by the child who is forced by his parents to apologize to a sibling...



The question of faith is not some work that still remains to be done. There is not a required decision, process, or ritual that must be completed properly before a person can be saved. The question of faith is a choice whether a person will act as if Jesus has truly completed all the requirements for salvation. Seeing others through the eyes of grace, we see them Not as incomplete but whole. Not as in process, but complete. We see what others cannot: their ability to walk in freedom, truth, and light. They are not prisoners bound in chains who...