July 5 // Galatians 5:13-14
The United States of America is a nation of laws. But laws don’t necessarily inspire virtue. When we confuse what is legal with what is moral, everyone looks for a loophole to serve his or her own interests. The rich rule the poor, women become commodities, racism prevails and children become victims. We as Christians are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to do unto others as God, through Christ, has done unto us. Leveraging our individual rights for the benefit of others is how our liberty makes our nation more like the kingdom of God.