Live Freely. Love Powerfully.

 

The modern world thinks of freedom as complete autonomy to do anything you like. It's a great concept, until your freedom bumps up against someone else's freedom.

The ancient world thought of freedom differently. The Greeks, for example, thought of freedom as specifically being free to pursue righteousness. A free person would never do someone wrong, because that was an invalid usage of their freedom. 

I think there's something there for us to explore. 

Love is burning thing. It'll change your life forever. But as a word, it's also kind of meaningless.  We love chocolate, we love puppies, we love God. God is love. God loves us.

But God's love for us isn't just a passive, warm feeling, like my love of porters and ales. God's love is active, intentional and costly, it accomplishes things and it transforms lives.

I think we can all benefit from learning to love more powerfully.

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Jonathan blogs regularly on the intersection of love, freedom and power

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About Jonathan

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Jonathan is an author, children's pastor, non-profit administrator, and a technology and marketing leader. A husband and father of three, Jonathan was born in New Zealand, lived in Toronto for 8 years, Finland for 5, and now resides in Guelph, Ontario. He love books, music, movies, dark beer, good food, and long walks on the beach.

Jonathan spent 13 years on staff at Catch The Fire Toronto in a senior leadership capacity, as well as time with a Christian evangelistic charity in Guelph, before becoming a full-time consultant and writer. He's also a trance and progressive house DJ, in case you're into that.

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