TRUST ISSUES: REFLECTING ON THE BIRTH OF A NATION JULY 4, 2021
Is freedom the “free domain?” The freedom to dominate?
The dominion of the free?
The highest law of freedom is the law of responsibility.
As I reflect on the greatness, goodness, graciousness, grievousness, greediness and giftedness of the United States and its citizens, I can trust and not trust you at the same time. I might trust you to drive me to the doctor and not trust you to conduct the medical procedure.
Humanity was created as trustees in the earth: to be fruitful, to multiply, to fill it, to subdue and to have dominion.
BUT not people over other people, men over women, etc.
Trust must be restored.
Trust is confident reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing.
Distrust is to regard with doubt or suspicion and with the expectation of harm
Mistrust is lack of trust or confidence.
Entrust is to charge or invest with a trust responsibility.
With humility, may we continue restore national confidence, and corporate credibility and integrity, and personal trustworthiness for the trust that has been lost.