As we are presented with choices every moment of every day, there are countless opportunities to exercise this positive choice:
When you could either build a wall to keep others out, or knock it down - choose life;
When you could either love a neighbour or shut them out - choose life;
When you could either unfriend someone or give them a call to see how they are - choose life;
When you could take all the credit for something or celebrate the contribution others made - choose life;
When you could take all the remaining chocolate or save a bit for someone else - choose life;
When you could spend all day wishing your home was as comfortable as theirs next door or you could spend your time feeding the birds - choose life.
Let’s just a moment imagine the sort of world we’d have if we took on board ‘choose life’. If we made it our mantra, our mental resolve. The joy and the challenge of walking this earth with Jesus, is that we needn’t just imagine the world that way. Today, we can choose life - and live it.
... from my talk today, Choose life - and live it!