Happy Independence Day! On this day of Freedom, my prayers are that we all remember the true meaning of Freedom. As we celebrate America’s birthday, I can’t help thinking and reflecting on how the meaning of freedom has been skewed. What saddens me is how much wrong and evil is happening in our country today in the name of Freedom.
Freedom of Speech doesn’t mean you are free to speak words without thinking and considering the consequences of insulting and hurting others
Freedom of Life doesn’t mean you are free to be the judge, jury and the executioner of someone else’s life
Freedom of Doing doesn’t mean that you are free to destroy or steal what others worked so hard to create.
What Freedom really is:
F – Fair treatment for all, regardless of color, size, background, beliefs, and anything else
R – Respecting each other’s differences and similarities
We cannot change the world of hatred by hating back
We cannot change the world of disrespect by disrespecting back
We cannot stop the violence in the world by perpetrating even more violence
Our words and actions are the outward expressions of what is in our hearts!
To change the world we need to search within our hearts and be brutally honest with ourselves – DO I VALUE, RESPECT AND LOVE THE LIFE OF EVERY PERSON I INTERACT WITH. And then take appropriate action to make sure that one day you can say with clear conscious that I DO!
Everyone needs to take that step and the first step – we cannot wait for someone else to do it first. WE ALL HAVE TO BE THE FIRST ONE AT THE SAME TIME! Until we go back down to the foundational core values of humanity as God created us, we will not be able to create a sustainable change in our society. No amount of protests or laws passed will do the work that we need to create a BETTER SOCIETY FOR OURSELVES AND OUR KIDS! It will only continue...
We live in a time and world that gives us so many opportunities. With the technological proliferation and permeation of every aspect of our lives and every sector of our society, I am fascinated and energized by the opportunities we have to read and grow all the time. There should be no excuse for not growing and living up to our full potential with so many resources available to us that weren't to our predecessors just a couple of generations ago.
Just think about it, we have access to:
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