“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).
Ours is a culture that interprets freedom as the right to whatever one wants to the exclusion of responsibility and obligation. Thus, substantive moral, social, and political issues such as abortion or euthanasia are decided by the argument of individual rights with no consideration given to the greater good of those who must live together in community. We are enamored with personal rights and self-fulfillment. Freedom, moral or political, was never intended as license to do as we please, but a responsibility to act for a greater good.