Friday, December 22, 2017


Sometimes in modern day United States of America, a country characterized in the song, America the Beautiful  as “Sweet Land of Liberty” we seem to fall from the high standard and promise of LIBERTY. 

We often appear to have strayed far from the wonders of that true land of Liberty and have become slaves to anger, held in the bondage of personal opinion and intolerance and even engage in selfishness, bitter political wrangling and hatefulness towards one another.  

The Holy Bible contains the recipe for true freedom and liberty… it is called “brotherly love”.  The main ingredient in the recipe that loosens the shackles and frees us from bondage is Love, as in:  “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; * (I John 4:7)

 And the recipe instructions are:
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”   (Galations 5)

The Grizzly Bears pictured here seem to have the right idea.  If Bears can love one another… CERTAINLY we can too!!! 

Let’s CLAIM our personal Sweet Land of LIBERTY and Love One Another!!!!    


Poet said...

very nice message, patrick. thank your sharing your inspired thoughts with us! Adorable photo


Unknown said...

Very nice as always, and an appropriate reminder! And who knew that bears got snuggly?? Thank you Dear Brother! Loving Sister

Patrick Collins said...

Thanks Sharon!! And, Carolyn, now you know where Brear Hug" came from!!! Don't you love it?!!! So priceless.