Dear Good People of Trinity,
Grace and peace to you on this day of commemoration and celebration. Today is a day when we acknowledge our freedom and give thanks for those who fought the fight and gave their lives for the freedoms we now enjoy. This day, however, is not just a day for fireworks and fun, but for reflection and contemplation. For with freedom comes responsibility. We must ask ourselves, “How am I using my freedom?” For selfish reasons or the common good? For greed or service? For the betterment of “my” people or all people?
So, on this day, I invite you to take just a moment for prayer and reflection. Give thanks to God for the freedoms we have as citizens of this country and for the true freedom we have in Christ, and then ask God and yourself how you can be a person of freedom so that ALL might know true and lasting freedom.
The Rev. Paul Jeanes III