“Let my people go” was part of last night’s lesson at Evensong. It was the request of God to Pharaoh to free the enslaved People of God.The response was not liberation, but an increase in persecution.
Freedom came eventually but at a high cost. Freedom, true freedom is costly. The Cross itself is witness to that. That’s the freedom we seek through engagement with God, but it may entail cost. We tend to want freedom sans pain. That isn’t always possible. God gives us just enough grace to bear the pain sometimes. Just enough grace to make it to the next stop. Enough. Just.