What does it mean to become ourselves? To be authentic? To honestly live "my life"? What is "my life"? And where does freedom come into play? Consider a fish out of water. It would gasp for its life. When it is in its element, it has the freedom to be what it was meant to be. Same with an acorn. Leave it above ground and it will eventually die. Put it in the ground and it will realize its true potential.
Bob Dylan once said: "No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky." But chained to the sky does a bird find the freedom to be what it was meant to be.
What about us human beings? Chained to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we find the freedom to become ourselves, to be authentic, to honestly live my life as it was meant to be lived.
We ask ourselves during this Advent season: Is he my Lord and King?