Wednesday, 04 July 2012
There are many different ways to look at freedom.
One important freedom is right to follow one faith without interference from the government. It is a freedom hard won by our founding fathers.
It also implies that respect needs to be accorded to all men no matter what their faith path is, or if they have none. When respect is lost and Christians are the ones who show it, the result is that the rest of us suffer from the backlash.
Freedom of religion is based on having respect for all and expecting it to be returned. So let us show respect for all men and women that they deserve, for we are all made in the image and likeness of God. We are not to judge, but to grow in freedom to love others, ourselves and first of all God our loving Father revealed through Jesus Christ.
What do you think about freedom of religion? When you think about freedom of religion, do you think of it only in terms of your own faith, or do you also think about the faiths of other people? How can we respect all people as they exercise their freedom of religion?