Tuesday, 8 December 2009

True Freedom!

I find these words of John Stott immensely challenging.

"... true freedom is freedom to be my true self, as God made me and meant me to be. But God made me for loving, and loving is giving, self-giving. Therefore, in order to be myself, I have to deny myself, and give myself in love for God and others. In order to be free, I have to serve. In order to live, I have have to die to my own self-centredness. In order to find myself I have to lose myself in loving. I have read somewhere that Michelangelo put it beautifully in these words: 'When I am yours, then at last I am completely myself.' For I am not myself until I am yours (God's and others')."

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