Tuesday, July 04, 2006
"Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
This verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell, which was rung in Philadelphia to call citizens to Independence Hall to hear a public reading of the new Declaration of Independence.
Taking the name "Independence Day" to heart I repeat these questions:
Independence from what?
Independence for what?
Independence for whom?
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people."
--Jesus, Luke 4:18-19