Liberation is costly. We must ask ourselves always, are we willing to pay the cost or will we simply say it is too much work, or it doesn’t matter that much, or oppression really isn’t that bad?
Even after liberation, the Hebrew people complain to Moses that at least they had food in Egypt. They will starve in the desert, they fear. Liberation is only part of the story. The hard part at times is learning how to live with a new freedom, new agency, new choices that are ours to make and not made for us.