Everyone loves the idea of being free, and in America we especially are reminded of the privilege of liberty at this time of year. Unfortunately I think many of us do not really understand what freedom and liberty are, and even more so what they are not. In reality, true liberty by very definition has limitations - several limitations. Liberty is NOT license. Because we live in a time were possibilities seem limitless, we don’t like that kind of talk. Who are you to tell me that there is a limit on my freedom? Well, it turns out the exact same struggle with defining liberty and license happened way back in biblical times. What IS liberty? What IS license? Am I really supposed to not only know the difference but live the difference?
July 4, 2018