Every day when we get up in the morning, we live as we please, whether
we engage in the positive or negative aspect of existence. We do
things nonstop or not at all, because we have been granted freedom by
the Father. The purpose of freedom has been devalued because we make
it an excuse to pursue selfish passions and surrender ourselves to the
illusions of sin. Unfortunately, we find ourselves abusing the
blessings God has granted us, especially our free will. We are
imprisoned by our own callousness and ignorance, and we have grown
accustomed to this fake environment borne out of our own doing.
Jesus was then sent to free us from our sins. The freedom that he
wants us to have is freedom from fear, egocentricity and inordinate
desires. He granted us the power of his Holy Spirit to help us take
the path towards his way of love and holiness. He wants us to listen
deep within our hearts. We shouldn’t close ourselves up with material
goods and other useless anxieties.
Jesus addresses his truth to those who believe in him and says “If you
remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples and you will know
the truth and the truth will set you free.” Only in him will we know
how it is to be truly released from the bonds of avarice and pride. By
trusting in Jesus, by following his teachings, we can be saved and
hopefully, we diligently learn to very grateful for this true freedom
that he gives.