Freedom – Deserving of Our Respect

I was going to send this as a private message to a few close friends; but, the more I read and thought about this, the more I needed to post it here.

From Paul's letter to the Galatians.

Wow, did this resonate with me and how timeless. Especially with NFL protests, out of control tweeting, name calling President, a world seemingly in chaos and confusion. Written between 40 and 50 AD…It sounds amazingly like the world in which we live and we would do well to heed Paul's advice.

I have not read "The Message" bible translation before but the word choice is very modern. The below link is from that version:

So, here it is – "The Life of Freedom" Galatians 5:1-26. In summary: "Respect freedom and don't abuse it for fear of destroying it."


Happy The Man

Happy the man, and happy he alone,

   He who can call today his own:
   He who, secure within, can say,

Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

   Be fair or fous or rain or shine

The joys I have posessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

– John Dryden