The spiritual basis of freedom

If we think of freedom in material terms, it may seem fragile. But liberty has roots deeper than politics, economics, or social background. It is our heritage as children of God.

Watching television coverage of the thousands of people leaving Eastern Europe, as well as those who have remained in order to work for greater liberty at home, has been a moving experience. It has also got me to thinking about freedom —both the rights and the responsibilities that come with it.

Although the country where I live guarantees certain rights to me, even here sometimes things happen that make freedom seem fragile. Here's a small example.

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The Shepherd's arms
February 12, 1990
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