Fireworks & Fruit of the Spirit

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Independence Day is coming and there will be talk of freedom.  But our faith, and that of most any religion or wisdom teaching is about interdependence that leads to compassion and responsibility. This puts Christian faith at odds with this fire-cracking holiday.  It needn’t be. Physical and spiritual bondage plagues humanity — and God’s truth provides “release to the captives”.  Whatever captivates us, if it is not compassion and responsibility, we need release from its grip.