Today's Entrance at Mass from Psalm 18: "The Lord has been my strength; he has led me into freedom..."
How to be truly free? Anyone in slavery himself has no power to free himself. It's like trying to lift yourself up by pulling on your own boot straps. He needs someone greater than himself, a master, to free him. And that master is God, with whom nothing is impossible. It is in letting ourselves be captives of God that we become free ~ one of those paradoxes that are true.