Today’s readings have a common theme – choice. The first reading, from the Book of Sirach, speaks of the free will God has given us – to keep the commandments or disobey them, to trust in God or reject him, to choose life or death, to choose good or evil, and to act justly or unjustly. Today’s readings challenge us to choose freely and wisely to observe the laws given by a loving and caring God. Our lives are filled with choices every day. In our daily living we make hundreds of decisions. The current state of our world calls for us to take some time to pause and reflect before we make a decision. Our God desires to be with us in every choice we make. As I reflected on the readings today I was struck by the following acrostic: Christ
Let us always remember that our God loves us beyond our wildest imagination. God wants us to live in happiness and peace. May we always trust that our God is there for us and calls us to be his own!
Pat Schifini, OSU