17 April 2010

Growing Into Our True Freedom

In today's Daily Meditation for April 17, 2010 written by Henri Nouwen, I am reminded that freedom does not come naturally even when oppression is absent. Rather it is an inner life which we must cultivate by internalising the realities of God's grace.
In Nouwen's own sagely words:
'True freedom is the freedom of the children of God. To reach that freedom requires a lifelong discipline since so much in our world militates against it. The political, economic, social, and even religious powers surrounding us all want to keep us in bondage so that we will obey their commands and be dependent on their rewards.
But the spiritual truth that leads to freedom is the truth that we belong not to the world but to God, whose beloved children we are. By living lives in which we keep returning to that truth in word and deed, we will gradually grow into our true freedom

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