Love is the most costly when it is framed by freedom. But it is also truer. This love allows the beloved to be fully who they are, to make mistakes, to grow. This love isn't frozen in time and place, but increases to make space for the beloved to become who they were meant to be. No matter how long it takes. This is how God loves. Endlessly. Freely. With our imperfections. In our mistakes. Patiently. Knowing that a love that controls our will and our choices will only suffocate us. But a love that is centered on our freedom to respond gives us endless possibilities to become who we are in our fullest selves.