Freedom isn't free
A price has been paid for us to have the freedom we have. Some prices paid were far more valuable then we could ever imagine.
The war is behind us, and yet, it's collateral damage is still there.
When we carry a war within ourselves we have to go back to basic training and relearn how to defeat the enemy. Especially when it's contained within the man/woman in the mirror.
Freedom isn't free. But the price has already been paid by a friend who sticks closer than a brother (or sister). That's what's so amazing about grace!