Freedom is at the very heart of America’s birthday celebration this July 4th. Sadly, however, too many people reduce freedom to simply doing whatever they want whenever they want. But true freedom is a gift from God. It can only be fully experienced in relationship with God; carries a great responsibility to tend to the common good; and is so important it must be nurtured and protected. So celebrate your freedom today. Give thanks for those who have sacrificed so much that you may experience it. And, then, live it like the gift you know it is!