In our First Readings at weekday mass, we’re reading through the Book of Exodus. This is the most important book in the Hebrew Bible. It is the story of God’s redemption of His chosen people. They are redeemed not only from physical bondage but also from spiritual bondage if only they would adhere to Torah, the Instruction or Law. There are all kinds of bondage: drink, drugs, sex, stealing, etc. God can help us to get free from those bondages, too.