May 23
You, my  brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galations 5:13

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that  you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows.  For everything we know about God's Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself.  That's an act of true freedom.  If you bite and ravage each other, watch out-in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?   Galatians 5:13

This passage in the NIV popped up before me and over and over I've been thinking about the fact we are "free to serve one another humbly in love."  It's a privilege.