We Are Liberated

Jesus came to liberate us from the weight of having to make it on our own, from the demand to measure up.  He came to emancipate us from the burden to get it all right, from the obligation to fix ourselves, to find ourselves and free ourselves.  Jesus came to release us from the slavish need to be right, rewarded, regarded and respected.  Because Jesus came to set the captives free, life does not have to be a tireless effort to establish ourselves, justify ourselves and validate ourselves.

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 245

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