For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Galatians 5:13-15

For Christians, for believers in God, freedom is linked to unity; we aren’t free when we are divided. We aren’t free when we create restrictions on one another that God has not imposed. We aren’t free when we are fighting. “Love your neighbor as yourself” means freedom, anything less is not from God.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published November 30, 2021