Jesus & Rights

We hold these truths to be self-evident— You have the right to LIFE, so live life how you want. You have the right to LIBERTY, so don’t let anyone infringe on your freedoms. And you have the right to pursue HAPPINESS, so do whatever makes you feel good. And then there is Jesus’ controversial invitation– “Lay down your rights and follow me.” 

Jesus declares this is the pathway to discovering true life, liberty and happiness. Could it be that the tight grip we have on our rights has actually kept us from truly experiencing life?



  • Matthew 5:38-42