HumanKind Week 15: “Freedom”
The Apostle Paul wrote, “For freedom Christ has set us free…” Without any further context, his statement begs the question: free from what? St. Paul answers us within the same verse (Gal. 5:1): “…stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
In this message, we see how Jesus offers us that freedom. But first, he must confront a hostile group of religious leaders while he’s teaching at the Temple before a large crowd. Christ’s opponents demand he pass sentence on a hapless woman caught in the act of adultery. The indent is full of shame, religious pride, and the unexpected, tender mercies of God. It also highlights the freedom that Christ offers us: a life unencumbered by slavery to sin.