Let Freedom Ring

   A Bible Story?


  A father was reading Bible stories to his young son.  

  He read, “the man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city,

  but his wife looked back and was turned into salt.”

  His son asked, “What happened to the flea?

Reflections: Let Freedom Ring

Some years ago while we were touring in Germany, we had the opportunity to see Dachau, a prisoner of war camp outside Munich. I was instantly aware of the strange stillness, and how eerily quiet the camp seemed. I was walking in the same steps of so many who had gone before me but only with a much different outcome.

As the prisoners, walked over the small bridge toward the showers, seeing the beautiful flower and sweet music playing, how would these people know that the showers had a deadly consequence for them?

 After spending an afternoon in Dachau, and seeing the displays, films, and pictures I walked away shocked at the evil and cruelty of man towards one another.

As I left Dachau, I read a sign above the door I have never forgotten. The quote said, “If we forget the past, we are condemned to do it again.” or written a little differently, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

I believe those words, and I can look at the past and remember how far we have come. I love history and often watch war movies. Remembering those brave men and women who have fallen because they loved this country more than themselves, and the precious families left behind. Do I love my country the same way? Or do I just want my own way, and care little for others.

As an American, my heart breaks of all the racial and political disarray that are happening now especially after last weekend in Virginia. I lived and witnessed the 60’s and 70’s which was a chaotic time for our country, but we made it.

I think tearing down our past and trying to erase history only deepens our wounds. Those founding fathers who were flawed, just like us, loved this country too, without them, we would never have the opportunity to live in a country as vast and free as America.

We don’t have slavery in this country anymore, and I thank God for a man like Dr. Martin Luther King who stood up for righteousness to make life better for us all. When will we carry our banner for freedom and stand up for what we believe?©

Psalm 119:45 NLT– I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.

“If we forget the past, we are condemned to do it again.”
~ George Santayana ~

Please let me know how you are feeling about all that is happening.  I love you all and am praying. Hugs

Lovingly, Karan

4 comments on “Let Freedom Ring

  1. Julie

    I believe it’s called denial and it is a place for those to live who shut off their emotions and minds. I fear that a train wreck will be coming for them and it will be too late for a second chance. They will have destroyed the path to healing, fullness of life. While this path toward maturity is not for everyone (as not everyone will do the work needed to live a complex life, fully awake to all its possiblities) I still need to have compassion for those living in darkness. I was once there myself . . .
    Love you lady and thank you for bringing up this important subject. :J

    1. Karan Gleddie

      Dear Julie, You are so right. I have been seeing all your wonderful pictures, you look so beautiful and Happy. I have been praying for both you and Steve. We need to get back to Skyping, I have missed you and Sherry. Love you, Me.

  2. Duffy Bordeaux

    Hi Karen, how the heck are You? What you written is very chilling and is much a reflection of what’s happening today. Thank you for your words of righteous.


    1. Karan Gleddie

      Dear Duffy, Thank you for your comment, coming from you It means a lot. I have wanted to write it for awhile but, put it off. Thank you again. We’re still waiting for you to come to Alberta.?? I think about you and Gail so often, Have tried to phone but have not been able to get a Number. please send me an email at home@gleddie.com. Would love to talk to you both.

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