The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Monday, May 27, 2013

Freedom and Responsibility


Freedom and responsibility

We are born for freedom. We believe we have been called to freedom. Actually nothing could be further from the truth. We are not born to freedom or called to freedom; we are born for and called to responsibility. Freedom without boundaries is not freedom; it is slavery to the unknown limits. We are called to own our freedom, to be held responsible for it. Our sense of responsibility is born in our conscience that reflects the Conscience of the universe. The Conscience of the universe was expressed in the Cross where righteousness won the day. Our consciences bear witness to the reality that we are not responsible to ourselves but to the One who established the price of righteousness and freedom. Driven to admit our guilt, the guilt that comes from the sense of obligation that is now owed to God who died on the cross, we bow our knees to God. In bowing our knees, we pick up the responsibility of our freedom. – Ron Friesen

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