Wednesday, May 2, 2007

FREEDOM VS CONTROL

Freedom does not come by getting control of things or people but by freely assenting to the reality of being, whether that being is a stranger's illness, or a crushing disappointment, or an incomprehensible failure, or a futile desolation. We discover the meaning of the free life in acts of compassion and loving service, not in running after people who make big promises to us. We realize the life of freedom in Christ by accepting pain and trouble and ailments, not in grabbing after the smooth solutions to life proposed by celebrities or experts… Freedom comes from trusting, not from manipulating, from leaving matters to God rather than trying to be in control.” – Eugene Peterson

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