Galatians 5:13 For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.
“My child, do you see how the enemy has perverted God’s great gift of freedom? For God’s freedom is the freedom to love and the desire to serve others in charity. But the world teaches that freedom serves the self. What a travesty this is! For true freedom culminates in death to self. Anyone who has not died to self is a slave to his lower passions. True freedom is found in love and service. My child, how few there are in the world who understand this, much less embrace it! Be a child of freedom, little one, and you will know a joy that surpasses understanding.”
Jesus, in your great mercy, grant me every grace I need to live a life of love and service, that I may live in the freedom of God’s will forever, as the Holy Family did. Amen.