Philemon is a strange little book of the Bible; at least to me it seems strange. It is written as a short letter from Paul to a man named Philemon. Paul is asking Philemon to forgive his runaway slave, Onesimus, and to accept him as a brother in Christ. The reality is we were all slaves before we became brothers (and sisters) in Christ. Once we accepted Christ’s forgiveness, we became brothers. My thought is this book was written as an example of who we have become in eyes of God once we accept our freedom from the consequences of sin. Praise God for loving us enough to give us a way to have that freedom.