February 10

Reflection

When you are interiorly free you call others to freedom whether you know it or not.
A free man or a free woman creates a space where others feel safe and want to dwell. Our world is so full of conditions, demands, requirements, and obligations that we often wonder what is expected of us. But when we meet a truly free person there are no expectations, only an invitation to reach into ourselves and discover there our own freedom. Where true inner freedom is, there God is.
 Henry Nouwen

Prayer

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
Psalm 119:45

Action

What is inner freedom?  Consider some of the things that make us unfree.  Why do we allow it?  What sre some specific things you can do in your own life to live freely?

Suggested Reading

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:16

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
 John 8:32

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Albert Einstein

 True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.
Rajneesh

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
Moshe Dayan

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
William Faulkner

Iwould like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.
Rosa Parks

The best freedom is being yourself.
Jim Morrison

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