The Law is like the stakes you put in the ground to make your plants grow up straight. Eventually the plant internalizes the structure and becomes straight because of its nature - it no longer needs to be bound to the stake. In fact, if it tries to conform itself to the stake too tightly it will become twisted and won't grow to its full potential. {paraphrased}

source: Heather Blair, The Uprising, 12/31/2006 tags: Discipleship, Legalism, Personal Growth