Jesus Christ had a message and method in the way he walked with God, without residence, without working for money, trusting God for every meal, every place to sleep, publicly speaking up about the things he observed.
Judging from what is written about Jesus in the Gospels, he succumbed to neither the fear of death nor the fear of survival. He had tremendous positive energy, and determination to live his destiny. He developed an understanding of his identity with God and lived it.
The life of Jesus sums up what freedom really is to me: The ability to love, to freely give, to courageously speak the truth, to learn to defeat materialism, to learn humility and empathy for human weaknesses, and to find satisfaction in and with God and in the fellowship with other human beings.