These Old Roads
Galatians 5:1 (NIV) So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery.

The national freedom that we celebrate in America still isn’t ‘inclusive’ to ‘everyone’. Unlike people whose ancestors never experienced a life of slavery and unlike people who remain unaffected by the ongoing squeeze of biased suppression – our slave ancestors never had a prior freedom in America that they could reflect on. Freedom – for them – wasn’t in America. The freedom they knew of resided within them from God. Looking down the roads ahead, is there more false hope and bondage in store for us? I have to ask the question because today’s pop-up legislation rattles like the sound of chains to me. The path to righteousness is the only road that leads to freedom. That’s the path we’ll continue to stay on as we maneuver our way down these old roads with the hope of making justice and equality a reality for all of humanity. God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed. – African Proverb