June 30, 2013

We want freedom, but do we really?  Freedom is not easy to understand, let alone negotiate.  Freedom is always forward looking.  While roots give us grounding and balance and a sense of belonging, wings offer us possibilities and opportunities and risk.  A river that is a mile wide and an inch deep has no power.  The more we narrow the channel, the more powerful it flows.  Freedom is never free, until we choose how to limit it.  In the text for this Sunday, Jesus says, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."