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Friday, April 27, 2012

Pray for Families (True Freedom)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Most of us would define freedom as the ability to do anything we want.  It seems to be not only an American ideal but a human longing….to be completely free.   Images quickly come to mind of what freedom looks like.  But then I read a quote from Blessed John Paul II that put it into a perspective I hadn’t considered.   Freedom isn’t having unlimited choices, but rather a choice between 2 things.

“Freedom is a decision about oneself and a setting of one’s own life for or against the Good, for or against the Truth, and ultimately for or against God.”

Reread and meditate on those words for a while. 

Hear Him calling you.  "Do you love me?"  John 21:17

Once we reconcile ourselves to God, we have complete freedom, because now our life has meaning, purpose, and direction.  We know that we have been made to know, love, and serve the Lord. Like a flower ready to bloom, reaching for the sun, we open ourselves to His radiant love.

Pray for members of your family, especially those who consider themselves free yet have shackled themselves to false idols (anything that moves them away from God, not toward Him).   May they one day find true freedom in Love Himself.

Pray that Love will set them free. 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Set a captive free.  Pass it on.