Brothers & Sisters,
Life is what we make of it isn't it? How often have we heard this statement and rolled our eyes at someone just being cliche? But what if we took those words to heart and believed them? Would we live our lives any differently than we do now? What if every step you made was your choice?
Isn't it though?
How fast are you moving that you don't realize even for a second that the life you are living is yours and doesn't belong to anyone other than you? Sure, we could get into the conversation about letting Jesus light the way and lead us down the path we're supposed to go down, but at the end of the day, it's still up to you to walk down that path.
Let's talk about that choice we have.
We've spoken quite a bit at length about our power of choice and how a thousand renunciations also follow each decision. What drives us to make that decision though? Is it because we want to do what's best for us or those around us? Is it because we want to do what will lead us to a good life? Is it a combination of both? I'd argue that it's a combination of both things, a good life and when applicable making sure we're not impacting those around us in a negative way.
At the end of the day no matter what good you are pursuing and although it might differ from the right, I am seeking we can all recognize that it all falls under the same umbrella of making sure that we're living a good life. So that when that final judgement comes, it's for how we lived and not how we should have lived.