As we head into the 4th of July weekend, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the gift of LIBERTY we enjoy in this great nation. The Declaration of Independence reminds us that we are endowed by God with “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, LIBERTY and the pursuit of Happiness.” St. Paul in Galatians however, reminds us that our freedom and LIBERTY must be used for service and not for the flesh.

May we as Christian Disciples continue to use our LIBERTY to care for one another in love and service helping one another to reclaim and restore our dignity as beloved children on God.