“True freedom is found only in obedience to proper restraint. A river finds liberty to flow, only between banks: without these it would only spread out into a slimy, stagnant pool. Planets, uncontrolled by law, would only bring wreck to themselves and to the universe. The same law which fences us in, fences others out; the restraints which regulate our liberty also insure and protect it. It is not control, but the right kind of control, and a cheerful obedience which make the free man.” ~ A. T. Pierson
Restraint. Discipline. Control.
Words the flesh doesn’t like.
Liberty. Flow. Cheerful. Free.
Words we don’t want to live without.
You can’t have one without the other.
I don’t want to be a slimy, stagnant pool.
But, I can look in the mirror and see myself becoming one…
Without restraint, discipline, and control.
So, the story continues and the learning is never complete.