Saturday, February 16, 2013

Decisions and Free Will

Today's reflection talks about our process of making decisions, and how God has given us the free will to make those decisions. 

Possibly, you're a logical person, and will make a pros and cons list, going with whichever one has the longer list. 

Maybe you're more analytical than that, giving each reason on the lists a weighted value, so that even if the pros side is longer, the cons side has more weight to it. 

Maybe you're the sort to flip a coin and take the adventure - or the type who says, well, I've done this, but I haven't done that, so I'll go with that this time, just to have a new experience.

Perhaps you tend to let your heart weigh in more heavily, and do things because you feel that it would be best for you, or best for someone else.

What's always interesting about "free will" is that one of our options is to listen to God.  The quote from Isaiah at the beginning of the reflection says it all:  "And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."Isaiah 30:21.

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