Sophia: freedom makes free

Sophia "Freedom" by nakedpastor David Hayward

Sophia “Freedom” by nakedpastor David Hayward


When you’ve been set free, as Sophia has, and once it has sunk in, and once you have learned how to live in it, and once you realize how near everyone is to realizing their own freedom, then you will do your part to release others.

In fact, it will be automatic. I have noticed something: when others see you living liberated, talking liberated, it will either drive them deeper into their self-imposed bondage where it is more secure and comfortable for them, or it will beckon them out of their bonds to enjoy their own freedom which is frightening at first but exhilarating in time.

Isn’t it strange? The corral that was holding in these horses… any horse could crash through the flimsy cedar poles or jump them altogether. But the fence possesses a power over their minds and they are tricked into thinking they are trapped.

Sophia comes along and gives them what they already had. They run the plains wild and free. Where they belong.

How about you?

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About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Steve Martin

    Galatians 5:1

    “For freedom…”

  • Adam Julians

    Interestgin thing about the freedom. I think that was good point about being free it being something that is freeing for others too, or drivign people deeper into thier own self imposed bondage.

    I hadn’t seen things that way before and it’s helpfull to get that perspective. I temd to find that what comes sometimes is resentment from folks. folks not liking the way you are because it shows up how they are that they don’t like about themselves which then results in them not liking you. Or alternatively, shining your light and facing your own fears, taking confidence in that, releasing yourself from your fears and giving other people release from rhier fears and seeing light come out of them too.

    Maybe it’s because I am a “brit” that freedom doesn’ comeint my vocabulary as much as you folks on the other side of the “pond”. Freedom is a privelidge and only ever any good if it is used for good for others, not the freedom to oppress others. Right?

  • Crystal (the original)

    I am trying. All I can say for now. A good goal to have, at any time of life. It’s never too late to break free from the old restricting traditions that bind us.

    Just read the previous comment from Adam Julians. I know what you mean. I’m a Brit too, but have lived in Canada for thirty three years, yet still remember how freeing Canada was to me. Although I long for my old country ( a nostalgia that comes with age ) I do appreciate the attitude Canadians have towards their rights and freedoms. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t moved to Canada.