Freedom without love?

Flag_LoveAs my country once again celebrates freedom on this fourth of July, I was thinking about our relational and cultural values having to do with freedom.

Regardless of what country we live in, this subject is relevant to all of us, so I have a multi-part question that I would love to get your thoughtful insight.

Here’s my question…

Can there be true freedom without love?

If not, why not?

What does freedom look like in the context of love?

What does it look like without love?

For extra credit, if love were the primary value in our culture, how would that affect freedoms in our society? Would it affect how we defend our own freedom in other cultures?

Again, I would love to hear your comments on any or all of these questions. 🙂

I will share my own thoughts in my next post.


About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 37 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to Freedom without love?

  1. Cindy Powell says:

    So funny to read this today. I wrote this in my journal this morning:

    “My freedom is in You
    Only in You
    The more I lay down my life
    The more I let go
    The more I live as a bondslave to love
    The freer I become
    For I find freedom
    True freedom
    Only in You
    And You are Love”

    So I guess that is my answer to your questions (at least to a couple of them).

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