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Illustration “Rights and responsibility”

In America we have the Statue of Liberty on the East coast but I often thought we need to have a Statue of Responsibility on the West coast to balance everything out here in America.

The Statue of Liberty in New York is known for its meaning of freedom and democracy. The statue is located on Ellis Island and was originally a gift from French people to show their understanding for the desire for freedom shown by the American Revolution in 19th century as well as by the French Revolution in 18th century. The Statue of Liberty also represents a memorial to the friendship between Americans and Frenchmen since the American Revolution. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and democracy.

But is life all about freedom and rights? Or is it about being responsible with our freedoms?

We are out of balance in America and even in the church when our rights supersede our responsibility to serve one another in the Body of Christ.Today we always here of, “My rights - but what about what are my responsibilities?”

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