The liberation that Christianity preaches is a liberation from something that enslaves, for something that ennobles us. Those who talk only about the enslavement, about the negative part of liberation, do not have all the power that the church can give one.
It struggles, yes, against the earth’s enslavements, against oppression, against misery, against hunger. All that’s true, but, for what? For something.
St. Paul uses a beautiful expression: to be free for love. To be free for something positive, that is what Christ means when he says, ‘Follow Me.’
– Oscar Romero