Rights and Responsibilities

I hear a whole lot of folks shout about their rights. They have the right to this and that. They have the right to not doing this or that. “We have our rights!” becomes a rallying cry.

And it sounds great on the surface. How does one argue with the idea of having rights? Obviously is someone disagrees, then they must be trying to take away someone’s right, correct?

Wrong.

Rights are not your free ticket to do whatever you want or to ignore rules and responsibilities. Rights come with responsibilities. All the rallying cries in the…

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My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.