Pope’s quotes: Freedom

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Just because God created us in his image, we have also received from him the great gift that is freedom. If it is not used well, freedom can lead us away from God, can make us lose the dignity with which He has clothed us. This requires the guidelines, the guidelines and also the rules, both in society and in the Church, to help us to do the will of God, thus living according to our dignity as human beings and children of God. When it is not* shaped by the Gospel, freedom can turn into slavery: slavery of sin.”

— Address to the ministers of the German language, from the dioceses of Germany, Aug. 5, 2014

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*An earlier version of this "Pope's Quotes" mistakenly left out the word "not."

 

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