May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. (Peter Marshall, late chaplain to the U.S. Senate)

It’s Independence Day in the United States, the day to celebrate the launching of the unique American republic. As we think of the liberties we enjoy as U.S. citizens, we should be reminded of Marshall’s statement. Freedom is limited, but it can be most fully enjoyed as we use our liberty to serve others, doing what is right, fitting, and beneficial.

Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil (1 Peter 2:16).