“This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life…”
This phrase was mentioned during mass and it gave me some revelations. There are many times we lose faith in God saying that if God loves us, he will not let us suffer or give suffering to us. I believe this was one of the discussions that I had with Kris long ago with regards to religion before. This phrase shows that God presents us both suffering and happiness and it is actually ignorance of the bible and our own interpretation of what love should be that causes us to doubt the existence of God based on the sufferings that are presented to us.
What makes this phrase even more important is that is tells us to “choose life”, which I think is applicable to people who feel hopeless and in a rut.