PODCAST | Freedom
On today’s podcast we are reminded, for our contemplation, of the words Pope Benedict XVI offered on the meaning of freedom:
“Who is freer than the One who is the Almighty? He did not, however, live his freedom as an arbitrary power or as domination. He lived it as a service. In this way he ‘filled’ freedom with content, which would otherwise have remained an ‘empty’ possibility of doing or not doing something. . .freedom draws its meaning from love . . .”
If it is true happiness that we are looking for when seeking freedom, then we should observe the actions of Jesus Christ. He himself showed us how to be obedient to God the Father no matter the cost. And, in return, God the Father nourishes Jesus’ strength to carry out his act of love for the Father. This is the model the saints chose to follow and it would be wise for us to do the same.
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Msgr. Frederick Dolan, a native of Bethesda, Maryland, was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1983. He has worked in Rome, New York City, South Bend (Indiana) and New Haven (CT). Since 1998 he has resided in Montreal and has been serving as Vicar of Opus Dei for Canada.