What is freedom for?

Please read Galatians 5: 1-18


Independence week has always had special meaning in our family. I love the fireworks, the food, the Washington Post March, seeing friends and family. This season has always meant vacation and celebrating freedom. The holiday means being in touch with our national narrative and rereading historic documents. The good and the painful, the celebratory and the missed marks of not being consistent as a country in being who we say we are to the world.

What I have learned is that not all the documents included everyone. Some have even been silenced for who they are. The early church experienced this as well. And the passage from Galatians raises the question, What is freedom...continue reading