Freedom of Expression

According to Dictionary.com, freedom of speech is defined as the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.
We are given through God’s grace numerous opportunities to express ourselves. Freedom of expression can be visual through physical appearances, verbal through our spoken words, and transmitted through technical support.
Yes, freedom of speech permits us to express our hurts, pains, likes and dislikes, and choices.
HOLD ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before we continue to express ourselves freely, let us remember to express our thoughts and actions through words and our body languages that represent Christ versus representing self-pride.
It is not what we say; it is how we say it.
As we prepare to express ourselves let us be mindful that our self-expression should never disrespect, shame others, and not operate against God’s grace and mercy.
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1: 19-27 ESV).

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