“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galations 5: 1)
We have seen our freedom. We have been told and have loved this recognition of ourselves as no longer the slaves of sense and matter, but free men and woman who have the right to flourish and be happy. The Christ-message has given us a great vision of what is possible, what is really true for us. Liberty.
But this freedom can’t be taken for granted. We must daily take a stand to be on the right side of that liberation, rather than sinking back into the familiarity of being a slave to circumstances, material sense, and fear. We have to choose anew to join together with the forces of goodness, purity, and to claim fully the strength that comes by that unity. The allure of the senses can captivate us again if we are not alert. We must not let that captivating take us captive again. We are free born and we must not forget this. Stand strong and certain and renew that trust in and love of the Life that sets you free every day, today.
Keeping that yoke of mortal beliefs off of us may seem difficult. Doesn’t the world say otherwise? Doesn’t finiteness and evil appear to be the nature of life? It may seem daunting to stay faithful to your heritage of freedom. But you have the law on your side! God’s Truth of you, your birthright and your very innocent and lovely selfhood, is bigger than the world’s temptations and more loving than its propositions.
Know who you truly are. This is your “get out of jail free” pass, and it can be used over and over again, until you forget you ever needed it because you are so busy relishing the wide open life you are gratefully living!
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