Did Jesus have free will?

Did Jesus have free will? Years ago in my classes I remember learning that he did have free will. But the classes were not taught by the best Theologians. One of my students asked today and I did not want to give her the wrong answer.

Dear Toni,

If Jesus did not have free will, we are all in trouble. First of all, God cannot give what He does not have. So if He gave us free will, then He must have it also. We are redeemed because Jesus freely chose to suffer and die for us. There can be no love without the free choice to love.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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