“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
2 Corinthians 3:17
The Apostle Paul mentions freedom several times in his letters, and I always find his encouragement to live into our freedom inspiring. Part of the reason for my admiration is that Paul spent a lot of time writing from prison. Yet, his heart was free. At the beginning of the pandemic, I read a biography of Gandhi, who also spent much time in prison. Yet, in his heart and mind, like Paul, he knew only freedom. Gandhi was not Christian, but a devout Hindu who knew freedom because of his deep love of the Lord as revealed to him through the Bhagavad Gita. That is where he found the conviction to lead his nation to freedom without violence. It is a compelling, inspiring story, and one that Jesus would admire.
You who worship with me have heard me say that wherever we are, God is there. Nowhere can we go that God will not go with us. Therefore, the freedom to love is always with us. We cannot be separated from God’s love, no matter what mistakes we make. Love frees us. Hate, worry, and distraction do not. We are always free to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Love is meant to be shared freely. This is what Jesus asks of us. Let us say yes to that commandment and know that our love can never be contained. Love is of Spirit and cannot be boxed or shelved for a later time. Love lives and is eternally on the move. Blessed be.
Rev. Sue Ann
This Sunday we spring into Daylight Savings Time – or perhaps go grudgingly – but go we must if we are going to take part in society. If you plan on attending church or some other function, remember to set your clocks forward.
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