— 1 — This Week’s Post: Repost and Upcoming Post Love you girls!
— 2 — Freedom Theme: In celebration of America’s Independence Day, this week’s 7QTs will focus on Freedom. There are those who seek justice so that other’s can live in freedom. Also, the beauty of what our faith reveals about true human freedom.
May I recommend a powerful movie that was a big eye-opener for me? Nine Days That Changed The World
—3 — Spotlight On: This week’s spotlight is on Christie from The Way Home. Here is a little bit about her and her passion for human freedom:
“…I hope to write about my life and relationship with Christ; why I left Protestantism to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church; ecumenical Protestant-Catholic relations; and seeking justice in the anti-human trafficking movement…”
— 4 — The Catechism of The Catholic Church: Freedom; Paragraphs #1733 and #1740
“The more one does what is good, the freer one becomes. There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to “the slavery of sin.” ….By deviating from the moral law man violates his own freedom, becomes imprisoned within himself, disrupts neighborly fellowship, and rebels against divine truth.”
— 5 — Saint Pope John Paul II: Obedience and dignity:
“…In the depths of his own conscience man detects a law which he does not impose on himself, but which holds him to obedience. Always summoning him to love good and avoid evil, the voice of conscience can when necessary speak to his heart more specifically: “Do this, shun that.” For man has in his heart a law written by God. To obey it is the very dignity of man; according to it he will be judged.”
Therefore man is split within himself. As a result, all of human life, whether individual or collective, shows itself to be a dramatic struggle between good and evil, between light and darkness. Indeed, man finds that by himself he is incapable of battling the assaults of evil successfully, so that everyone feels as though he is bound by chains. But the Lord Himself came to free and strengthen man, renewing him inwardly and casting out that “prince of this world” (Jn 12,31) who held him in the bondage of sin. For sin has diminished man, blocking his path to fulfillment.
The call to grandeur and the depths of misery, both of which are a part of human experience, find their ultimate and simultaneous explanation in the light of this revelation….”
God love and bless you!
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