“Choosing Wisely In This Time Of Pandemic”
12th Sunday After Pentecost
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3: 3-14
We all know the English alphabet’s A to Z, right? Just to test your English alphabet…What is the letter between B & D? It is C. Yes, we know that between B and D, we have C. If we recite the three letters –it is B – C – D. Applying this concept to our life, we can say that from ‘Birth’ to ‘Death’, every day we make many ‘Choices’. These choices, in our lives, are made with certain needs and wants.
Our choices can bring success or failure. Our choices can bring happiness or sadness. Our choices can make us or break us. Our choices can bring peace or war. Our choices can make us win or lose. To choose is one of the important things we do in all our lives. Choices are not made suddenly. Choices are not made in a moment.
There is a process in choosing something or someone. In fact, Choice has no choice. We have to make choices in our lives to make our life journey more fruitful and meaningful as King Solomon did (1 Kings 3:5-9): “The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered: “O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?”