Have you ever walked around the toy section at a major retailer and had the desire to grab a hand full of toys only to be stopped by your parents to pick only one? Yeah, I can relate to this. It is the same when it came to choosing good or evil.
For the Jews who were in the courtyard awaiting the sentence of Jesus, they were given a choice between Jesus, the man who raised the dead, cured the sick, cleansed lepers, and drove out demons, and a criminal named Barabbas.
Amazingly, these same people greeted Jesus with palms shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David” on Palm Sunday. Now, they are choosing a criminal over Jesus as they shout, “Crucify him”. So much has changed in Jerusalem in five days.
It is no different in our culture when it comes to choosing right and wrong. Look around. Fellow Catholics are choosing what teachings they will accept and not accept. They want to dismiss morality to fit their own agendas like they became a god. Yes, it has a lower “g” for a reason. They are consumed by their own pride like they do have not an ounce of fearing God.
They call abortion, homosexuality, switching from man to woman courageous, hindering the speech of those who dissent their views as good labeling those who want dialogue to challenge their viewpoints as bigots (assuming they know its actual definition if weren’t too indoctrinated by communists teaching in a failed public institute).
We even allow the government dictates how we should live our lives. Did we not learn that from the plandemic of 2020? We even let them teach our children and label parents as terrorists, yet they want what is best for their kids all because they care about them.
With their passiveness and sin of omission, they’ve already said no to God like the Jews chose Barabbas over Christ who wanted to free them from the world and lead them to what is to come.
God has made it clear. We must follow his rule of law and commandments. In his three years, Jesus preached about hell four out of five times. There is a reason for that. He wants us to fear what happens when we choose not to behave as moral citizens while preparing us to be citizens of the City of God.
If you were in that same courtyard, would you go with the crowd? Or would you go the other way?