Freedom

Shepard Fairey

I heard a priest say in a homily once that his favorite definition of freedom is “the opportunity to do the right thing.”

It’s been running around in my head ever since.  I’m not sure I understand it entirely, but I do like the way it pulls freedom away from selfish “I do (insert irresponsible action here) because I can” or “hey, it’s a free country” justifications and toward the idea of collective responsibility.  I believe we need a lot more collective responsibility and a lot less selfishness.  And I like it because it starts with us.

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