September 10

When we become followers of Christ, we are set free.But more than that, we become liberators: primarily, of the people around us - our friends, our families, our co-workers. We liberate them from our pride, our arrogance, our anger, our hatred, our petty cycles of vengeance, our selfishness. It's not just a matter of liberating them from their sin. It is first a matter of releasing them from our sins. "It is for freedom" - perhaps, for the freedom of others - "that he has set us free!"