During bible class at camp my husband said this, "To be required to do something is drudgery. To be given the ability to do something is freedom. And freedom brings great joy." I was thought it was wise and wrote it down. I asked him later if it would be ok if I blogged about it. "Wise? Me?" he replied and then graciously gave his permission.
His comment was made in the context of Galatians 5:13-15.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
Have you given much thought to what "freedom" means?