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Aug 15

Freedom

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

Several years ago Amy and I rented the movie Braveheart.  

We were both looking forward to watching it.

That night was also opening night of the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament — my favorite night to watch basketball — so Amy decided to watch Braveheart while I was at work.

I got home excited to watch the late night games.  I unlocked the door and walked in.  There was Amy, looking at me with a red, puffy, wet, tear-filled face.  Next to her lay a pile of used tissues.  Concerned, I cautiously asked, “What’s wrong?”

Amy tearfully replied, “I’m watching Bwwwwave…heart.”

To my great relief nothing was wrong.

I replied, “Well, I’m not.”  We laughed.  I gave her a hug and a kiss, and away to another television I sped.

Eventually I overcame my fears of my tears and watched Braveheart.
As you know, it’s an inspiring movie.

This week I will be exploring ways that we compromise our freedoms.  So allow William Wallace’s challenge to become ours this week.

William Wallace: “I am William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You’ve come to fight as free men… and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?” 1

What will you do with that freedom?

What will you do with your freedom?

 

1 – You can watch the William Wallace speech on here on youtube.com or read other quotes from Braveheart here on imdb.com.

Bring on the comments

  1. Dude. . .you have no idea what just happened before I read this, but you should know that this is a Word – capital-W – for me. We are always more free than we think we are, or wish we were. And we are responsible for that freedom.

  2. Thank you Rachel!
    Freedom is a precious commodity I often neglect or take for granted.
    I am seeking to change because, as you said, “we are responsible for that freedom.”

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