When my daughter was 5 yrs. old, I asked her, “What’s freedom?” She continued her focus on her coloring book and simply responded, “Understanding.” I was pretty blown away by her deep one word response. I asked her what she meant. She said, “Mom, you know.” I replied, “I think I know what you mean. But I would like to hear it from you.” She paused her coloring and looked at me saying, “Understand God and you understand everything. That’s freedom.” I have never forgotten that day and my 5 yr. old daughter’s profound response. So on this day where we celebrate our country’s freedom, I invite you to join me in celebrating our inner freedom. As we shift into an understanding of God, we understand everything, and that’s freedom.
Happy Independence Day!
Rev. Yvonne McAndrew