For What Are We Preparing?

When the concept of choice is overly glorified, it can transform into a version of freedom that’s more about self-indulgence. In the Bible, freedom is described as an escape from the controlling & corrupting influence of sin (John 8:34–36)

In a political context, freedom usually refers to the assurance that the government won’t infringe on our inherent, that is to say, God-given rights. However, some people interpret freedom as the unrestricted ability to do whatever one desires.

This skewed interpretation often surfaces in arguments favoring the legalization of activities such as prostitution or drugs, invariably cloaked in the guise of ‘freedom of choice.’  Thus reducing freedom to mere individualistic impulse, devoid of communal responsibility to our fellow humans and God.

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” 

Lk 10:25-28 English Standard Version