July 31

Reflection

When you are interiorly free you call others to freedom, whether you know it or not. Freedom attracts wherever it appears. 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. And where God is, there we want to be.
Henri Nouwen 

Prayer

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17 

 Action

Consider the blocks to your own inner freedom. Whaj needs to be resolved to achieve your inner freedom?  How can that happen?

Suggested Reading

If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 8:31-32

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:5

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Saint Francis de Sales

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Mahatma Gandhi

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
William Faulkner

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
Fyodor Dostoevsk

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