The Easy Way
It is easier to live a lie than it is to
live the truth. The trouble comes when the lie generates a consequence.
It is easier to not go to the doctor to get a suspicious symptom checked
out but that suspicious symptom could result in big trouble if left
It is easier to tell yourself things are not so bad than it is to
deal with the truth when things need real attention.
It is easier to sit in grief than it is try to work your way out of
it by praying, reaching out to others, and building a new life full of
new relationships, new attitudes, new interests, and new beginnings. The
only problem is that when we take the easy way of sitting in our grief
and doing nothing our grief continues.
It is easier to not resist temptation and just let your sinful
desires, passions, and attitudes have their way with you. The problem is
that sin leads to death in the body and death in the soul.
It is easier to be selfish and ignore the needs and wants of others.
However, the problem comes when you have needs and wants. When you are
selfish, others will ignore you because they do not want to be around a
It is easier to take what you want when you want it rather than being
considerate and giving to others. The problem comes when you have taken
all there is and there is no more. Then you are left wanting and no one
wants to give to you because you are a taker.
It is easier to be lazy and not work hard. The problems come when you
are faced with a situation requiring hard work. The problems also come
when you need a payoff from hard work and there is no payoff. When you
do not work hard, there is no payoff.
It is easier not to pray. The problem comes when you need prayer for
yourself or need to pray for others. When you need prayer to connect to
God for yourself or others, the lines of communication between you and
God are not open when you have not used them.
It is easier to live by your own rules rather than living by God's
rules. The problem is that rejecting God's rules has dire consequences
like imprisonment, death of the body, death of the soul, unhappiness,
anxiety, fear, and a heart full of darkness and pain.
It is easier to turn your eyes away from injustice. It is easier to
look the other way when justice needs to be done. The problem comes when
we need justice ourselves for there will be no one to come to our
defense for we defended no one else.
It is easier to be harsh and mean with someone that irritates you.
The problems come when the person you were mean or harsh to may not give
you mercy and understanding when you need it most.
It is easier to float around in life with no goal or no objective.
The problem comes when floating around lands you on the street with no
home, no place to stay, and no people who respect your willingness to
work hard and stay on track.
It is easier to let hatred boil up within than to love those who hate
you. The problem comes when you need others, perhaps need those you
hated, for the people you hated are most inclined to hate you back.
The easy way is not always the best way because the easy way has
consequences we may not want.
Christ chose to follow the will of God and let Himself be crucified
for each of us. Christ chose the hardest way to die…for you. What will
you chose in return?