“Law of Liberty”
James 2: 12: “So speak and act, as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.” So what sets us free from being possessed with self? St. James refers here to a Royal Law (v. 8), twice calling it the law of liberty (1: 25). And what is this liberating law? “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Along with love for God, this is the eternal truth, the all-pervading law that sets us free. By the grace of God this is me – or rather, we.