Friday, July 4, 2014

To Whom Do We Pledge Allegiance?

My post on Independence Day is up at the Living Lutheran site.  Go here to read it.

Here are some quotes to whet your appetite:

"It’s also a perfect time to think about our own priorities. The founders of the United States pledged their lives, their fortune, and their sacred honor – what would we pledge? What movement would demand this of us?

And now, for perhaps the most difficult question: Would we make that sacrifice for God?  On this day where so many of us are pledging allegiances, to whom do we pledge our allegiance? Do our actions match our words?"

"Independence Day also gives us a great opportunity to think about our own individual chains. What’s keeping us from freedom? If we named our deepest oppressions, what would make the top five on the list?"

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