Freedom is a big word. A weighty word. A lengthy word. The locomotive of Freedom is championed by words, like Liberty and Independence. But the locomotive’s steam is often the lack of any restriction or inhibition.
The train of Freedom runs two ways, and on conflicting tracks. One is a track of lies, the other a track of truth.
Before you buy a ticket on one train or the other, there are questions to ask: Where does it come from? Where is it going? And, most especially, who is its engineer?
The lying train of Freedom can be very long and black. It can come from jumbled and defective thinking. It can take us to foolishness and death. And its engineer can be a faulty entity of propaganda.
Do we really have the freedom to kill innocent babies? The engineers of society and our government say we can.
Do we honestly have the freedom to forget our marriage vow, or steal another person’s wife or husband, or to have sex with whomever we want? The engineers of Hollywood say we can.
Do we truthfully have the freedom to knock ourselves out with dope at the expense of the life of our family and our own life as well? The enormous drug trade says we can.
Who is your engineer? Who is driving your Freedom train? We do have a choice. On which train will you buy a ticket?
For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters.
But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh;
rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.– Gal 5:1 13-18
Copyright 2014, Kaye Hinckley