In today's first reading from 1 John 5, St. John writes this:
And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
Every soul has an eternal destiny. Eternal life, or eternal death. There is only one way through which we achieve eternal life: Jesus Christ. How to get to eternal life is explained by St. John in the next passage. "Whoever possesses the Son has life; whoever does not possess the Son of God does not have life."
Father, help us to always stay close to Christ, to "possess" Him through whom we attain eternal life. Amen.