By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Greatest Freedom

In my opinion, the greatest freedom is the one that is hardest to obtain: freedom from being evaluated by others.

My Protestant brethren like to approach it in this way: we are not justified by anyone other than by God. Notice that there is great freedom in affirming that we are justified only by God. By taking that position, many others lose out.

We are not justified:

By our grades;

By whether people like us;

By our income;

By our diplomas and academic titles;

By our mates;

By our race or ethnicity;

By how we or our schools rank.

We are justified by a gracious God who is love.

That is the ultimate liberation. So smile and laugh. You are free. And so now you can free others.

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