Freedom comes only through deeds, not through thoughts taking wing. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyred German pastor in WW II)

On this Independence Day holiday in the U.S., we celebrate the freedoms that were won for us by the brave men and women of Revolutionary Days. We also remember with gratitude those who sacrificed so much for our liberty. As Bonhoeffer said and demonstrated in his own life, it isn’t just by good intentions, but by meaningful actions that our liberty is maintained.

For you have been called to live in freedom . . .  use your freedom to serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13)