Free to Choose

Posted on January 17, 2024 by Published by

My brothers and sisters, God is love. And He, Who is Love, patiently waits with hope for the conversion of each person. God patiently waits for the conversion of the sinner. In His Love, He gives each of us the chance to return to Him. Yet, God will not force us to return to Him and to receive His Love and Mercy.

The kingdom of God is made of up of people who are weak and sinful, but who choose. The greatest gift that we have been given by God is our free will. Therefore, we have the freedom to either choose what is good or what is bad. Like a small child who learns from his parents to choose what is good, we too must learn from our Mother the Church, to learn what is good. However, like every parent, the Church will not force us to choose what is good. Our Heavenly Father also will not force us. But, He waits for our choice.

We know, that God is patient and that He gives us time. We do not know, however, how much time we have, but during this time we must choose. Therefore, on this beautiful winter Sunday I would like to invite you to take some time to reflect on these questions: “What do I choose in my life in my relationship with God, with others, with myself? Do I choose what is good?”

Yours in Christ,
Father Arthur

Readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Lectionary 68

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