What does it mean to really be free? Freedom is a term we are all familiar with, but in looking at your own life, would you say that you are truly free? To live in real freedom is to live in such a way that your thoughts, decisions, and actions aren’t dictated or informed by anything other than the truth of Christ. So often, in seeking what we think will make us happy in the moment, we become enslaved to sin, selfishness, and all the dysfunction that they bring. We make decisions out of our hurt and fear rather than out of our knowledge of God’s love for us.
But the good news of the gospel this weekend is that Christ is here to fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy—“to proclaim liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.” This fulfillment of the prophecy is for us. The question is: are you willing to take the hand of the Lord and walk into the liberty He wants to proclaim into your life. This might mean turning away from sin, addressing some of the hurts in your life, or recommitting yourself to the Lord through the Sacraments. It may mean all of the above. In any case, to live a life of true freedom in Christ is to live the abundant life that He has planned for us from the beginning. You can choose to stay enslaved or you can take the hand of Jesus and walk away free. We pray that you choose freedom today!
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4 Ways To Take This Offline:
- Get to confession. In turning away from sin, you are turning towards freedom!
- Tell your story or write it down. Sometimes, God can bring us into deeper freedom through healing. This begins when we look at ourselves and our lives honestly. Telling your story to a priest, counselor, or trusted spiritual advisor, or even just writing it down for yourself, can be the beginning of freedom that comes through healing.
- Make a commitment to one form of daily prayer, be it the rosary, the morning offering, or just a few minutes of quiet reflection. This will help you to see the areas of your life that are still enslaved to sin.
- Put a scripture in your heart. Take one verse from the gospel this Sunday to memorize and dwell on. Knowing scripture equals knowing Jesus. And knowing Jesus is the key to finding freedom in Him.
About our Speaker:
Kelly Pease Lombardi is a wife and mom, a worship leader and a writer. She is currently blogging for Catholicmom.com and hosts a weekly radio show on Radio Maria called Motherhood. More information can be found at www.kellypeasemusic.com.