We have been given the freedom to love.
On September 29, 2012, I gave a moving presentation on freedom in relation to suffering, love, and the writings of Adrienne von Speyr on Mary.
The word that begins the presentation is from a volunteer at Heart’s Home, Marian W., “I wanted the freedom to love.”
Freedom as a gift from God is the critcal word of the presentation, but then I use it in relation to Adrienne von Speyr’s understanding of Mary as the perfectly free woman to help us understand that freedom enables love.
Here’s the presentation. I hope it helps you to love freely.