Freedom is not a quality of man, nor is it an ability, a capacity, a kind of being that somehow flares up in him. Anyone investigating man to discover freedom finds nothing of it. Why? Because freedom is not a quality which can be revealed—it is not a possession, a presence, an object, nor is it a form for existence—but a relationship and nothing else.
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer, quoted in A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God, by Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck, & John S. Mogabgab (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.
—Romans 8:2 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
This day, we want to embrace your loving freedom, O God, knowing that only in your freedom can we find an abundant life. Amen.
—Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck, & John S. Mogabgab, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God
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