Freedom. It's a word that college students love. They love the experience of being seen as adults; they love the freedom to come and go on campus as they please. This freedom often results in a loosening of morals and an openness to the hedonistic culture found on most college campus.
In this no-nonsense talk to an auditorium full of college students at Villanova University, Christopher West offers an authentic definition of "freedom," explaining how freedom is not emanicipation from the teachings of Christ and His Church, but rather the ability to see what is good, desire what is good, and choose what is good-freely. It is this freedom for living the truth, Christ says, that truly sets us free. It is the freedom to see what is real and choose what is good.
Christopher also offers a pointed critique of contemporary culture and what it has fed us for the past several decades. He explains that what often passes as love is actually love's counterfeit - lust. "Lust leads to deep heartache and broken relationships," he explains, "Love leads to the happiness for which we are all looking.
Using fascinating stories and analogies (including a study of the movie The Truman Show, West explains how the intimate relationship between man and woman is meant to point us "to the stars, to eternity."
Sharing his own personal struggle as a young adult, Christopher gains the respect and admiration of his audience as he offers practical insights on how to live purely amidst a decadent culture.