WHY is the important word here. Why do I sometimes choose what is not life-giving? Is it for comfort or selfishness? Is it because I am looking out for myself and not for another's welfare? Do I realize that my decisions reflect the love I truly have for God. God is all LIFE. There is no darkness, selfishness or death where God is concerned.
My choices regarding what to eat for breakfast or what shoes to buy are obviously, not the choices I am talking about right now. Other fundamental choices, like "Will I be nice to this person I have problems with?" or "Will I apologize to the person I just hurt?" or "Am I really telling the truth or am I gossiping about someone right now?" are some of the down-to-earth choices that may fill my ordinary day.
Other choices that may come my way could be "Will I spend time in prayer with Christ today?" or "Will I offer to help the neighbor or family member who I see is in need right now?" or "Will I begin to go to Mass on Sundays again?" . . . "Will I come back to Christ in the Sacrament of Reconciliation?"
I am going to talk to the Lord about my choices. I am going to ask God to help me be more aware of why I choose the way I do. I know that with God's help. I can most definitely improve on this. Really, does God want me to give up candy for Lent or to give up making choices that diminish life in myself or others?
WHY will I ask the Lord to help me with this? LOVE.