The Principle of Liberty
"When you harm others you remain enchained, but if you do not harm anyone you can freely do whatever you want"
This Principle begins by explaining that if you create problems for others, as a consequence others will create problems for you. But it also says that there is no reason not to do whatever you want if no one is harmed by your actions.
Following are some teachings on the correct freedom of action:
Jesus said, “Do not judge so that you also will not be judged. Because with the judgment with which you judge you will be judged and with the measure in which you measure you will be measured in turn.”
And with this he showed that the harm done to one’s neighbor is also harmful for he who does it. And it happened that when Jesus was at the table, many publicans sinners also sat at his side, because there were many who followed him.
And his enemies, seeing him eat with publicans and sinners, said to his disciples: “What is this that your master eats and drinks with publicans and sinners?”
Hearing this, Jesus told them, “It is not the healthy who have need of doctors, but those who are sick.”
And it happened that when he passed through sown ground on a Sabbath, his disciples began to pluck ears of corn. So his enemies told him, “Why do you do that which is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
And he said to them, “Sabbath is made for man, and not man for Sabbath.”
And he explained many things, saying, “Go, but learn beforehand what this means: It is mercy I want, not sacrifice.”
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