The Apostle Paul talks about standing firm in the freedom of Christ. “Standing firm” and “freedom” might appear oxymoronic sited in the same sentence. Either you’re standing firm or you’re free. Truly, though, we understand that we’re most free to be free when we know where we stand. Jesus seemed to know where it stood, and that allowed him the flexibility to move toward the troubled, the sick, the outcast with a healing touch. It also allowed him to set a course toward Jerusalem when the time was right, where he would stand firm against empire with an alternative kind of power, and blaze that path for us.