Saturday, November 4, 2006

FREEDOM TO FOLLOW OUR CONSCIENCES?

Master? Obedience? Frederick Buechner's stark words, reflecting the terrain of the Scriptures, fall hard on 21st-century ears. But let's hear him out and reflect on the truth we hear echoing across time:
“We have freedom to the degree that the master whom we obey grants it to us in return for our obedience. So we do well to choose a master in terms of how much freedom we get for how much obedience. To obey the law of the land leaves us our constitutional freedom, but not the freedom to follow our own consciences wherever they lead.”

– Frederick Buechner in Beyond Words

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