True Freedom


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to True Freedom

  1. ‘Nuf said! 🙂 👍🏻

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  2. dawnlizjones says:

    Whatever it takes not to “think less of myself” but to “think of myself less”, as someone once said.

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  3. “For the mind set [or simply “attention”] on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace” (NASB)

    IIIIIIII’d say that caption takes some interpretive freedom. It’s generally a true judgment, I’d say (caveats granted), but it occludes as much as it illuminates, especially since the spirit/flesh distinction is not the same as the God-self distinction.

    I suppose I’m sort of a stickler for the original languages, which is why I get so finnicky about these things. :-\ Sorry to be that guy.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Point taken, Gregory. It’s from The Message, which is not a translation per se, but an interpretive paraphrase. There are passages in The Message I find illuminating, but many I don’t. I do like this one, but freely acknowledge that it is a reflection on Paul’s words, not a direct translation of them.

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    Who said, “He who is wrapped up in himself makes a very small package?” I guess I could google. But just ask Mitch instead!

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  5. Obsession with self ls like continually running on the same track…never changing, never really seeing. Eventually a sad and lonely life.

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  6. distae says:

    just what I needed to read…thanks m.e.

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  7. For to be carnally minded *is* death; but to be spiritually minded *is* life and peace. (Romans 8:6 KJV) The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. (NIV) Quite the bend in the syntax. 🤔 I like it Mikie, I like it!

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