“Those who are free remain so only when they are also free of their freedom; their freedom evaporates when it is not also freedom for Christ and for others. Servitude and obedience of one sort or another are inescapable; no one is truly independent and autonomous, not even those who think they are. Those who claim to be free, as people are wont to do, are themselves slaves to a lord, even if this lord is their own passions.”

Wolfgang Schrage, The Ethics of the New Testament, 176.