'Choosing to 'Choose Life''
St. Teresa of Jesus
Woe to you...
- Luke 11:47
The Pharisees are at it again--saying one thing, doing another! You can almost see Jesus shake his head as he says, "Woe to you!" And with good reason. As scholars of the Law, they should be well acquainted with God's edict, "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live..." (Deuteronomy 30:19).
And yet, can we not also recall times we have not made a good choice and paid the consequences? As a parent, encouraging the practice of making good choices is one of the most valuable lessons we can impart to our children. While it may be difficult to let a child learn from their mistakes, by doing so, they will be less likely in the future to encounter a "woe is me," moment, a time when a decision could--or could not--be life-giving.
Let us then learn--and teach--to "choose life."
- Judy Schueneman
Courtesy of: http://www.livingfaith.com/devotion-10-15-2020