For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become servants to one another, Galatians 5:13.
The second reading for Sunday is from Galatians 5. We are offered freedom, according to Paul. But do we know what or who has us locked up or enslaved? Maybe before Sunday we can think about the masters we serve every day of our lives. Then, what does the Christian faith–the freedom of a Christian–look like in the lives and activities of those who are led by the Spirit? (Galatians 5: 18).
As we move into the summer months I hope that each of you find a bit of relief and freedom from your regular routines. The pleasures of life in these suburbs are great, but the pressures are great as well. Let the spirit of Christ guide you into ways of peace during the summer.