Life is all about choices. And eternal life is all about a choice. In the first reading today from Sirach 15, the sacred author says, “If you choose you can keep the commandments. Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him.”
The Gospel reading today is from Matthew 5 – The Sermon on the Mount. Read about the things Jesus talks about. Interestingly, they are all about choices. We can choose to sin, or to follow God. We can choose to carry our cross, or we can choose the easy way through life.
The one thing we must remember is that each of our choices has eternal consequences. When we choose not to keep the commandments, when we choose evil, we are choosing death. So in everything in life, choose wisely. Choose good. Choose God.
Father, we choose to follow you today. Help us the make right choices always. Amen.