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Freedom

July 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Free Will, Grace, Liz Estler, Spiritual Direction

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The 4th of July, for the United States, is a day to celebrate independence, liberty and freedom. But, what really is true freedom? God created us in His image and likeness and gave us free will. And, this free will is one of the ways in which we most resemble God. For that reason, God never violates our free will. Yet, we are never so free as when we freely choose the ultimate Good, God Himself. Our true freedom is found in God.... Read More

Does God interfere with our free will?

March 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Free Will

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Dear Father John, when we pray for a good and holy intention for a soul, for example: for someone’s return to the Roman Catholic Faith and their Holy Death or that someone will resist committing a serious sin, am I correct in my understanding that Our Dear Lord will stand beside this Soul and bestow upon them the necessary Graces they will need to make the right and wise decision of returning back to their Holy Faith in the... Read More

Spiritual Liberty in the Night

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In order to secure our true liberty, even while we were enslaved to sin, Christ suffered the night of death and ransomed us by His blood. This is why the Lord respects human freedom, even when it is the source of great sorrow. Aware of our frailty, God does not overpower our freedom but delights to work through it in a very gentle and beautiful way. As a result, it is easy to frustrate His work in us.  At the same time, we... Read More

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