Perhaps the greatest result of any event of that kind is that it creates a context or a space that may not have been there previously or may not have been there in the same way previously as it was after.
What am I talking about?
Well, we’ve all heard stories about people showing newspaper photographs to a primitive people who’d never seen a newspaper photograph. All they saw were black dots and white spaces. Or heard about how Europ
Surely that’s happened to you as well. You’ve seen something on the horizon and, for one reason or another, you didn’t recognize it for what it was, perhaps because you hadn’t seen anything like it before.
Now we can talk about the context “world freedom” and, for me anyways, it means much more than it did before. It has come alive. Now, as we look over things we have seen and heard before, all of a sudden, their relationship to this new context becomes apparent. So The Little Dictator‘s speech becomes something I hear as it relates to world freedom. Or I now evaluate the situation of the populations of China and North Korea in terms of world freedom.
I can conceive of something now called “world freedom” where I might not have before. It has become a topic of conversation, but more so a topic of my own investigation and contemplation. I am at work with it. And that will only grow with me and hopefully with others.
That the entire world could be free is much more real to me now than it was even a week ago. Hey, I get it. We could really be free as a world. That is a possibility. That has been created as a space, just like a frame, once built, becomes an invitation to paint a picture.
So World Freedom Day being over is not the end of world freedom for me. To use Jesus’s words, let it be a measure of meal that leavens the whole loaf. Let it be a mustard seed that grows into a great tree in which the birds of heaven may nest some day. Let it be a great Pearl a treasure in a field, which, having seen it, we sell all we have and purchase the pearl or the field.
If it becomes that, then the people of Libya become members of our family who want to be free. The people of North Korea, the same. The Chinese, the Burmese, the Congolese, everybody. Why should not everyone be as free as we are, and not much more?
World freedom is achievable. It is coming. It will be ours to enjoy and not just world freedom, but individual sovereignty and not just individual sovereignty, but liberation from fear, anxiety, worry, and not just much later but soon. You and I are, here and now, building an edifice from the ground up that will offer to all its residents freedom, sovereignty, liberation.
So, as we enter the Ninth Wave of the Mayan Calendar, build well. Build on rock. Build for eternity.