Thursday, December 1, 2011
Where Freedom is to be Found
He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek, an excellent reflection on this idea, that I would highly recommend reading. Fr. Ciszek found freedom while he was in a prison cell, and a Soviet labour camp in Siberia. The last place most people would look for freedom. For Fr. Ciszek though, he came to realize that freedom was not to be found in his ability to come and go as he pleased, or in his ability to do whatever he wanted, but it was in accepting and doing God's will in whatever circumstances he found himself. The next time anyone of us goes looking for freedom somewhere out there, we should remember Fr. Ciszek's lesson, freedom begins within, with our total and complete surrender to God, and acceptance of His will, wherever we are, and in whatever we do.