Human beings are free but they encounter laws as well. It seems to be ever more difficult for modern persons to accept rules and regulations, which often are considered as handicaps for their full self-realization. Freedom is of paramount importance in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Paul states that it was “for freedom that Christ set us free: (Gal 5:11). Comparing various sayings of Scripture may help us understand “freedom” better. Paul says also: “God sent his Son…..to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption” (Gal 4:4-5). This gives us a clue. Paul sees freedom not just as :free from” but more as “free for,” i.e. free to love God as his adopted children. Love of God and neighbor is the great law from which these is never an exception. Other laws should be tested on that great law of love, of which they are supposed to be applications. There can be bad laws, hence conscientious objections. We should respect others and always follow our own conscience. Laws tell us how reasonable people have applied the law of love to situations that may be very similar to ours. Do not discard such wisdom to easily. Laws may be beacons in our often confused human condition.