This week, we celebrate freedom. We enjoy the benefit and attempt to recognize the cost. We probably don’t scratch the surface as to the depth of the benefit is or the fullness of the sacrifice.
We enjoy the fact that we choose for ourselves the things that we say, do and believe. We walk in the privilege of the liberty to basically come and go as we please. We also walk in the responsibility that comes with the privilege.
We are free, therefore we are responsible. We have a duty to steward that which we have been given in a way that preserves it for the generations that follow. We can choose or default to allow freedom to erode but our grandchildren’s children will pay the price for our selfishness.
There is no nation on this earth that serves as a better temporal example of Eternal reality. Freedom is an Eternal idea; a manifestation of perfect Love. Perfect Love allows for coming and going, accepting and rejecting. Consequences are natural evidence of lack when Love is rejected. Blessings are evidence of the inheritance that is intended for those that receive Love.
So this week we celebrate and depending on how we choose, the generations will either benefit from our acceptance of their inheritance or suffer the consequence of our selfish, cowardly squandering of their birthright.