"For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men."
1 Corinthians 7:22-23
I like the juxtaposition here of freedom and bondage, and that we're all sort of both. Even if we're burdened with overwhelming obligations in this life, or limited or controlled in some way by others, we still serve the Lord through our own choice, and are never forced or coerced by God. At the same time, even if we have perfect freedom in this life and the resources to do whatever we want... we still have an obligation to God, who gave his life for us and made it possible for us to obtain eternal life and happiness. ... The cool thing about it all is that all he asks in return is for us to do the things in our lives that will allow us to take advantage of his gift... to learn how to be eternal, happy beings. :) Today, let's remember our freedom, and exercise it to the benefit of others. And let's also remember the price that Christ paid for our sins, and honor that by learning about him and doing his will.