July 5, 2020
This weekend we celebrate our national freedom, liberty and the birth of the United States of America. The freedom we so cherish might be even more significant because of the lock down we have experienced over the last few months.
As businesses begin to reopen to the public, we are so aware that our freedom is never to be able to do whatever I want when I want.
Our national freedom and all freedom express how much we are interconnected to one another. Our awareness of this effects everything we do.
Though there may not be parades this July 4, fireworks very limited and backyard barbeques with social distances, we will honor this holiday and celebrate hard earned freedom with renewed awareness.
As we do, let us be desirous to make our society a place where all are seen as truly equal, a place that violence is not tolerated and we welcome all who come to our shores. Jesus says in St. John’s gospel, “the truth will set you free” John 8:32. In the Lord Jesus may we be truly free and live together in freedom with all people.