Free from Chains

Envision that we are all locked in chains in a dungeon or a prison. It could look almost medieval. What would you do if you became free of your chains? With your freedom you could escape and leave. Or you could use your freedom to help others who are in chains. For Christians, freedom means that is what we are to do. Freedom is never for just us but always for God and others. As Nelson Mandela stated, “For 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. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning” (quoted in “A Selection of Quotes from the Late Nelson Mandela,” Nelson Mandela Foundation,