Freedom of Choice
There is no choice to be good
because we are, period.
Created in God’s image.
Sustained in Love’s tender care.
Divine at our core.
We are good.
There is no choice about that.
The choice is whether to claim one’s goodness,
to accept that we are loved no matter what.
The choice is whether we ask for help
to accept the truth more fully.
The choice is whether to do good
knowing that it earns us nothing,
yet at the same time liberates us in joy.
These are our choices.
Jesus, I choose to beg for your help
that I may more fully accept your love of me
and that I may more fully accept the good person that I am.