(This is article 2 out of 5 on the topic of freedom.)
Traditionally both Judaism and Christianity have done ‘countdowns’ to Passover and Easter. Today I want to explain a bit about Passover.
Passover is all about your freedom.
While what is most famous about passover is eating matzah in lieu of bread, Passover is not about how we eat the carbohydrates or avoid leaven products.
Note: restricting foods can be a wonderful path for realizing your freedom.
And, Passover is not really about the ancient Israelites leaving their constrictions.
Note: re-telling that story can be a powerful experience.
Passover is about us in the here and now – it is about our being, reclaiming, and realizing our own freedom.
At every festive Passover meal the following sentence is recited, yet so few understand it: we are not here because of what God did for our ancestors, it is because of what God has done for me.
The Biblical story of freedom – the story of Exodus – is retold, but only as the backdrop for each of us to understand that we, we are the ones whom God – howsoever you want to understand this word – has set free.