I have been thinking a lot about freedom lately and how much we want to take it away from one another. Anytime we restrict the freedom of another it is always for their own good. Perhaps we love another, as God would have us. when we can release the one we wish to control on their own recognizance.
Bonhoeffer talks about this:
Human love is directed to the other person for his own sake, spiritual love loves him for Christ’s sake. Therefore, human love seeks direct contact with the other person, it loves him not as a free person but as one whom it binds to itself. It wants to gain, to capture by every means; it uses force. It desires to be irresistible, to rule. – Life Together, pg. 34