Lenten Reflection: Choose Life or Choose Death

Thursday after Ash Wednesday: 2-18-21

Choose Life or Choose Death

After hearing and learning the guideline of Jesus about fasting, prayer and almsgiving yesterday, today God wants us to be very clear about our goal and motivation. Choose life or choose death? That is the question. 

Even though we are living (comfortably) does not mean we are very guaranteed to have life. Jesus said in the gospel today: “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” Maybe you try to “save” your life but you are not sure of your eternal life. 

God wants us to live so that we can have life eternal. Suffering, carrying our cross daily, rejection, and even being killed are not death. They are only temporary deaths. If we listen to God’s voice and believe in God who is merciful and source of eternal life, then we have no fear and anxiety. Let’s choose to live for Eternal Life not for eternal death.

Question: Are you living or are you dying?

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