Freedom is a cherished word in our American culture. Associated with human rights and dignity, we know instinctively that this value is worth fighting for and protecting at all costs. Yet, even those of us living in the land of the free unfortunately feel imprisoned by our own actions and circumstances. Unless we stay in the Word, we often becomes slaves to our own selfishness. For Jesus teaches us that we cannot be fully set free until that gift is treasured and offered to everyone.