Freedom

Romans 8:20-21
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

In the Kingdom, everything is backwards. Down is up. Mourning is rejoicing. Dying is living. Freedom is bondage...

I'm not sure what I really think about freedom. I try to be respectful, but I know I don't appreciate America's freedom the way my grandparents do. I haven't fought in a war, or lived at a time when our national security was honestly in jeopardy. But I do live in a time where most of us are comfortable and asleep. Myself included. I would weep, were my "freedoms" (middle-class comforts) taken from me. But I would wake up.

Christianity was never meant to be a religion of the powerful, so there is something sick and contradictory in me. I don't understand what Jesus wants because I can't conceive giving up what I have (yea though I walk in bondage to bills, payments and monthly statements... they comfort me).

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