In America, the Fourth of July is a day for celebrating with BBQ’s, parades, and fireworks! But let us also remember the cause of these celebrations: the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This masterpiece, authored primarily by Thomas Jefferson, captures the spirit of freedom. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Many a patriot has died defending the words and spirit of the Declaration of Independence. As we reflect on these words, let us strive to live them out in our daily lives, remembering that the words apply to all of us.