I beseech thee (Philemon) for my son Onesimus...
whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive
him... But without thy mind would I do nothing:
that thy benefit should not be as it were of
necessity but willingly.
Do I encourage others to make up their minds freely, or have I
developed a habit of making subtle or not-so-subtle demands?
Freedom of mind is in Christ Jesus.
Forgive me Father, through you son Christ Jesus, for the demanding pressures
I have put on others to do my will. Help me aspire to a greater freedom in you.