Thursday, February 27, 2020

Choose Well

“Choose life, then, loving the Lord, your God, heeding His voice, and holding fast to Him.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20

My son loves to play games, whether board games or games online. Some are quite complicated, and I just watch him and his cousins play without understanding the rules at all. Then there are some games that are simple and fun, and I can join in. Some people think of life as a game, but the only similarity is that there are rules we have to follow, if we want to win the most important prize of all- eternal life in heaven! 

Our Lady of Fatima said to St. Jacinta Marto: “If men only knew what eternity is, they would do everything in their power to change their lives.” C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors, wrote in his book, “The Weight of Glory”, that we’ve never talked to mere mortals. Everyone we know, our parents, our spouses, our sisters and brothers, our children, our office mates and classmates, etc., they are not ordinary people. We talk to and deal with immortals every day of our life. 

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.....But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors,” C.S. Lewis wrote. 

How daunting to consider how flippant we are with our lives sometimes. We can waste so many precious minutes on worthless activities or conversations, throw careless hurting words at people, without thought of the impact on our immortal souls. Let us be more heedful of the choices we make each day! 

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