For me Jesus has become the focal point of faith and increasingly I am learning to keep the magnifying glass of my faith focused on him. In my Spiritual journey I have long lingered over the margins, puzzling over matters like the problem of pain, the conundrum of prayer, providence versus free will. When I do so everything becomes fuzzy. Looking a Jesus, however, restores clarity.
Love requires the ability to choose. The reason we’re free to disobey God is that we need to be free to love if we are to be human, and made in the image of a God who loves. Love can only be love if it’s a free choice. A husband forced up the aisle at gunpoint can’t be trusted when he swears undying love!