STOP AND THINK – To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa)
When we think of freedom, we’re often thinking of it as a personal right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” In other words, we’re proud and pleased that we have personal freedom from bondage. Mandela, having suffered imprisonment for his political views, understood that we must be equally considered that all citizens can enjoy freedom.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free (Galatians 5:1).