Freedom Come!

Freedom come!

Freedom come.  Freedom come.  Freedom come.

Freedom comes in the opening of our hands.  We/I must open hands to give and to receive, to let go of the past and engage the future.

Freedom comes in the opening of our eyes. We/I need to see the world as Jesus did.  To see the beauty and the ugliness, the joy and the pain through the eyes of love.

Freedom comes in the opening of our ears.  We/I need to truly listen to others – to be present.

Freedom comes in opening of our minds.  Opening our selves to new experiences, thoughts, and others

Freedom comes in the opening of our hearts.  To have compassion for others and love for all that God created.

Freedom comes in the baring of our souls.  Being willing to change and open to God’s will.

Freedom come.  Freedom come.  Freedom come.

Patti Grace Henderson, 2006

The words of this song have changed a bit since I wrote it.  It is simpler and more challenging.  Freedom requires a willingness to be changed.  It is a lifelong experience.