G Grace in Freedom and the Gilded cage
“Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns.”
A gilded cage below – there is no doubt that this has been my environment just about ever since I was born. I deliberately chose an image of an empty cage. Living life while in a gilded cage with many freedoms – but at the expense of others; which puts those who have ‘freedom’ at the expense of others, in another sort of cage, a crampedness of spirit, a lack of grace, ‘set patterns’ as Bruce Lee says above – We choose our chains I suppose; will we acknowledge our guilt?
Di R sent me Wendell Berry’s poem as her contribution to my request. I know I’ve used it before in a previous post maybe last year or the year before, or one of you sent it as a comment to one of my posts. It’s perfectly apt, and gives for me the sense of being in the grace of freedom at least for a while in the beauty of Nature –
Jan T says: As an South African it means to me that all people are equal, all races are equal as compared to the race issues before 1994.
But it also means as a white man my freedom economically is less than ..
Jüte S: Freedom to me means the joy of being able to act freely without any sense of self-inflicted obligation or guilt.
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