Sobering Choice

Today’s Reflection

DEUTERONOMY puts a sobering choice before us: life or death? Moses tells the people of Israel what leads to life and what leads to death. We sense Moses’ urgency when he declares to the Israelites, “You shall not live long” (Deut. 30:18), indicating that their attention is needed now. Moses describes the meaning of life: living in the love of God, obeying God’s commandments, clinging to God, and dwelling in the Promised Land. Today, we find our Promised Land in a relationship of deep friendship with God.

—Trevor Hudson, Anthony Egan, SJ, and Russell Pollitt, SJ
Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent

From page 12 of Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent by Trevor Hudson, Anthony Egan, SJ, and Russell Pollitt, SJ. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

How can you make Jesus a priority in your life today? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

… I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him …
—Deut 30:19-20

Prayer for the Week

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart.

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