Today’s first reading from Sirach reminds us that we have free will. We can choose fire or water, life or death, good or evil. I heard the first time “whichever one chooses, that shall be given.” The phrasing seemed like a warning to me when I heard it today. We can fly high or we can sink to the depths of despair. I have spent the last few days watching people react to grief and loss. Some stand in hope; others are wearied by the journey. We can choose some days; other times the choices are too overwhelming.
What choices face you today and what do you want given to you?