Illusion of Freedom

“Freedom is on everyone’s lips.  Freedom is announced and celebrated.  But not many feel or act free.  Evidence?  We live in a nation of complainers and a society of addicts.  Everywhere we turn we hear complaints: I can’t spend my money the way I want; I can’t spend my time the way I want; I can’t be myself; I’m under the control of others all the time.  And everywhere we meet the addicts–addiction to alcohol and drugs, to compulsive work habits and to obsessive consumption.  We trade masters; we stay enslaved.
“The Christian is a person who recognizes that our real problem is not in achieving freedom but in learning service under a better master” (Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: 65)

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