FREEDOM IS COSTLY!

As a baby when I started crawling, I loved to get hold of all that was reachable to me. My parents set me free to crawl on the floor and they loved to watch me crawling on the floor and trying to grab things with my tiny little palms. Oh… what a cute and lovely moments they were! During those days I loved to lay my hands on the burning mosquito coil in the darkness of night. Many times my father took me back from grabbing the burning coil. But one night I finally grabbed the burning mosquito coil and as result my left pointing finger got burnt. Though my wound was healed but it gave away a burn mark and every time I looked at it. This reminds me, “Freedom is Costly!!!”

The Bible says, “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

Since the creation of Mankind, the first blessing of God gave to human being is, “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” My parents kept me free to crawl around but why was I hurt while enjoying that freedom?

Though we are eternally blessed to RULE, why are we still in captivity?

Our family gives us some freedom – Our society gives us some freedom – Our Constitution gives us some freedom but that doesn’t mean we are Absolutely free! Freedom without PRINCIPLE is not freedom, it’s ANARCHY and in return it takes our joy and holiness into account.

Someone has rightly said, ‘there is no free lunch’! In my innocence, as I violated my freedom I became a slave to the burn mark on my body and in turn my father Paid the Price of my violation by paying the bill of my treatment. My passport approves me as the Citizen of “Republic of INDIA” but I didn’t pay the price. I enjoy my free citizenship because of my freedom fighters and my free citizenship is secured because my soldiers are paying the price.

Warren Buffet said, “Price is what is Paid, Value is what is Received!”

The Bible says, “Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves”. My freedom is not my absolute enjoyment rather it should be my Obligation to my father, who paid the price and I received its value in return.

Freedom is Costly and someone has Paid the Price!

Let’s live worthy of it!

Stay FREE, don’t get entangled in slavery!

Avinash

LOVE REQUIRES A COST TO LET THE MIRACLE HAPPEN

window-700770_1280A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.  The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

The above story of the Good Samaritan makes me really think of the price we need to pay in response to our feeling of love towards people – even towards strangers. Coming to our own loved ones, the price would be even higher.

The Samaritan man had to expend his EMOTIONS as the victim was a total stranger; his TIME as he took him to the inn and promised to come back again; his MONEY as he paid the charges of inn for the victim and also used his belongings; his COMFORT as he put the victim on the donkey and walked along with it to the inn.  

If just one act of love cost him so much, then think of our daily lives… We meet so many people, we discuss so many issues with them. When we are needed to show our love in action towards them, we have to pay the price of our love. On the contrary when we receive the love acts from others, we need to remember that they also pay a price to display their love towards us.

Remember! Love requires a price to be paid. And when we pay the price, we see miracles happening around us.

Stay Blessed!