Sharing from the WORD
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
One thing that struck me about this verse was that God gives us freedom and this freedom is a very powerful thing. For a relationship to actually exists between two people, these people need tofreely choose to love each other, or it's just another form of slavery.
However, because we have this freedom, we are also capable of falling into temptations that are all around use, especially on a college campus where drinking, partying, and experimenting with drugs is accepted. For me, it's easy to get wrapped up in school, my own concerns, and not love the people around me how I should. But, what encourages me is how that same freedom that opens the way for such dilemmas also gives me the same power and choice to choose to love the people around me and also engage with other Christians so that we can keep each other accountable and grow.