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 of the United States Senate)

We cherish our liberty and freedoms on this Independence Day, and rightly so. We thank God for the civil liberties we enjoy as Americans, and we also want to share these freedoms.  So, we might well ask, “How do we express our liberty before others?”  We can enjoy our freedom even more when we make it possible for others to experience the same kind of personal liberty.

For you have been called to live in freedom, . . .  But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13)