Monday, June 11, 2007

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Are We Really Free?

At dawn of April 27, 1521, Megellan invaded Mactan, a bloody battle ensued . Lapu-Lapu killed Magellan. For the next 54 years no alien dared to set foot on our soil; Malolos, June 23, 1899, the first Phillipine Republic was inaugurated at Barasoin Church marking the birth of Asia’s First Republic; 1986 Ferdinand Marcos was ousted by People Power Revolution at EDSA - - - these were the chapters of our freedom. How far our freedom has gone? Are we really free? Everybody loves freedom. Everybody wants it. Is it the right to do anything we want regardless of the impact on anyone else? People protest, hold demonstrations, run naked on streets. write or say anything against somebody . practice own religion, go anywhere they want, insult neighbors, politicians and even the president! One has the power to make their own choice and act upon them accordingly, however, it has to be balanced with order. It doesn’t mean that you can do whatever you want and having no obligations to anyone? They say: One’s freedom stops when other’s freedom starts. Wrong! Freedom should be balanced with certain constraint . Imagine if everyone do what they want would it work? No It would be a total chaos ! Freedom has a different meaning to every single person. Everyone has a different view of what freedom means to them. We can only be free if we let other people to be free as well. . .
Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.


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