Freedom to Choose

The reading in the Liturgy of the Hours today reminds us we are all called to act as men and women under the law of freedom (see James 2:12).  Simply put, this means we all have a choice to make.  We can make the choice to do our best and use the gifts we have been given each moment of each day to work with the grace of God to make the world a better place, or we can choose to give in and not be our best.

I have come to a point in my life that I have begun the practice of spending time each night as I first lay down in bed and ask myself, “What have I done today to contribute to the good of myself, my family, and my world?”  There are nights when I don’t have an answer to all of these questions.  There are even some nights when I don’t have an answer to any of them, but I know I can make a better effort the next day.  I then pray for the grace of God for a restful night and the strength for the next day to be better and strive for the best I can be in all situations I encounter.

If we all seek to do our best, and work with the grace the Lord provides, how much happier will our lives be?  That is a question only you can answer. Don’t be afraid to ask the question, you may be more please with the answer than you think.  God bless.

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