Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. [Pope John Paul II]
Americans are usually quite proud of the freedoms they enjoy in this republic. Christians enjoy, as well, the freedoms offered to them in the gospel. In both cases, people sometimes abuse their liberty, thinking that they can do whatever they want to do whenever and wherever they feel like it. We would do well to heed the Pope’s reminder.
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil (1 Peter 2:16).