Freedom and reality

“I’m free, I’m free / And freedom tastes of reality.”

So begins a 1969 song by English rock band The Who, aptly titled “I’m free.” People in every corner of the globe yearn to feel, deep down, the truth of that in their lives. I can’t pretend to know what inspired those lyrics, but to me there’s something thought-provoking about linking “freedom” and “reality.” What if freedom truly is the reality, our natural state of being?

Sometimes freedom—perhaps from fear, illness, addiction, or some negative character trait—can seem unachievable. But Christian Science presents a different picture, one in which no one is ever destined for such imprisonment. We can take heart in the idea that we are made free by God. And not just made to be free someday, but free right now, at this very moment. Always. It’s how God created us. 

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‘No want shall turn me back’
July 2, 2018

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