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Liberty and Freedom

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, a bright young doctor was imprisoned for his Jewish ancestry. All liberty and dignity was stripped away. His family was destroyed. His education and experience suddenly meant nothing. Yet even in that horrific place, he discovered, “Man can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom, of independence of mind, even in such terrible conditions of psychic and physical stress.” How? “Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom; which determined whether or not you would become the plaything of circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate.”

He found freedom even without liberty.

What a great measure of gratitude we own to those who have gained both for us!

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The Miracle of Freedom

— Michelle Avery, Editorial Assistant, Herald and Banner Press

Here in America it is only by a miracle that freedom still lives. The miracle is not just that nearly 42 million people would be willing to risk the dangers of war but also that almost 860,000 would risk and suffer death for the freedoms of others.

“Greater love hath no man than tis, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

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