Free to Serve One Another in Love (Tues. Oct. 5)

The word of the day is “freedom.”  What do people have in mind when they seek freedom?  They seek release from whatever controls or threatens to restrain them.  And yet, in the name of freedom, many let themselves be dominated by all sorts of indulgences: the pursuit of fame, wealth, adventure, comfort, lust, and power.  In today’s reading of Galatians 5:11-21, Paul writes, “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (OSB vs. 13).  Today we will learn what should control us as those who are free in Christ. Imagine that a group of children are in a candy shop.  The storekeeper announces…