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True Freedom Starts With THE Truth.

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”
2 Cor 3:17
The words of Jesus: “The truth will make you free” (Jn 8:32) must enlighten and guide all theological reflection and all pastoral decisions in this area. This truth which comes from God has its center in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.(4) From him, who is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6), the Church receives all that she has to offer to mankind. Through the mystery of the Incarnate Word and Redeemer of the world, she possesses the truth regarding the Father and his love for us, and also the truth concerning man and his freedom. 

The Holy Spirit guides the Church and the disciples of Jesus Christ “into the full truth” (Jn 16:13). The Spirit directs the course of the centuries and “renews the face of the earth” (Ps 104:30). It is he who is present in the maturing of a more respectful awareness of the dignity of the human person. (7) The Holy Spirit is at the root of courage, boldness, and heroism: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Cor 3:17). 
Awareness of man’s freedom and dignity, together with the affirmation of the inalienable rights of individuals and peoples, is one of the major characteristics of our time. But freedom demands conditions of an economic, social, political and cultural kind which make possible its full exercise. A clear perception of the obstacles which hinder its development and which offend human dignity is at the source of the powerful aspirations to liberation which are at work in our world. 
Taken from the Vatican document: Libertatis Nuntius

LYRICS

When I’m walkin’ through the valley, Your presence is around me
‘Cause nothin’ stands between me and my God
And the fear that was my prison is no longer where I’m livin’
‘Cause nothin’ stands between me and my God
There’s no place I go that He is not

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom
We’ll be dancin’ through the darkness ’cause we believe it
Every stronghold has to break at the name of Jesus
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom

When the ground below is shakin’, my joy cannot be taken
‘Cause nothin’ stands between me and my God
So I’m lookin’ to Jesus through a veil that’s torn to pieces
‘Cause nothin’ stands between me and my God, no

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
We’ll be dancin’ through the darkness ’cause we believe it
Every stronghold has to break at the name of Jesus
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom

Watch the lies break off
Watch the enemy flee
Watch the walls come crumbling down
When the people of God sing (When the people of God sing)
Hear the heavenly roar
Of every heart set free
Hear the chains of shame hit the ground
When the people of God sing

Watch the lies break off
Watch the enemy flee
Watch the walls come crumbling down
When the people of God sing
And hear the heavenly roar
Of every heart set free
Hear the chains of shame hit the ground
When the people of God sing

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
We’ll be dancin’ through the darkness ’cause we believe it
And every stronghold has to break at the name of Jesus
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, oh

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
So we’ll be dancin’ through the darkness ’cause we believe it
And every stronghold has to break at the name of Jesus
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
There is freedom, oh there is freedom
There is freedom

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