When Jesus leads a person to himself, and they receive his grace, the new Christian must learn to live in the freedoms of this grace. Living freely in the grace of Christ impacts all one’s relationships: with God, with others, with oneself. Yet, such living is difficult; it is too easy, even for those of us who stand in the grace of Christ, to revert to behaviours that look more like the slavery from which Christ came to set us free. In Galatians 2, Paul identifies some of the freedoms that come from living in the grace of Christ while also pointing out some of the essential practices that all communities in Christ must learn to apply to ensure that this gospel of
Christ is not perverted.