A little excerpt from a great post out today from by my friend Jordan Ballor, at the Acton Institute, entitled “Law, Liberty, and Life Together.” Be sure and read the rest as he shows how law operates in the context of creation and community. Enjoy!
As Lord Acton said, “Liberty is the harmony between the will and the law.” In this sense, then, law and legal constraint protect true liberty, and prevent our earthly existence from degenerating into a hellish existence, a libertinism in which our anti-social desires are given full rein. Law thus allows the space for life together, even if in a limited and provisional way, which only hints at the community of peace, love, and joy that “no eye has seen” and “no ear has heard” (1 Cor. 2:9 NIV).” – Jordan Ballor, “Law, Liberty, and Life Together
P.S. – Consider joining me and a host of other like-minded individuals this summer at Acton University in Grand Rapids, MI. I guarantee you, you won’t be disappointed…