Living this Independence Day holiday in the United States, we’re celebrating freedom with picnics, parades, festivals, and fireworks. Our social networking is filled with with so many patriotic sentiments that we could almost forget the political partisanship polarizing our country as a bi-color wheel shades our land into “blue” and “red” states. But, only almost.
Imagine with me a Freedometer – a tool that measures our collective appreciation for living in land of the free and the home of the brave. It displays the results in red, white, and true, inspiring us to life, more, as citizen neighbors continuing to build a nation offering hope as it models liberty to the rest of the world.
You are the best barometer to check how you’re creating and maintaining the freedoms we share. Independence Day affirms that we are interdependent. Freedom is made real in your relationships as you live in communities of family, faith, work, and leisure.
Every expression of community begins with the individual. What are you doing to intentionally strengthen a primary relationship in your life? How are you contributing to the communities of your life?