Today in A Year with the Church Fathers, Tatian tells us about free will.
He says that it is the problem...and the solution. And he's right. It is, I think, a profound insight. The very act that brought us or fallen nature and or separation from God...also gave us the ability to reject that course and choose to come back to Him. Without one, we wouldn't have the other.
God, thank You for redeeming the problem with so magnificent a solution.