This goes to show that decisions demand only one thing; that they be made and made without recall. If you have been sincere so far in making yourself into an image of Christ, you will have learned how to make a choice. Many and many a time we stand like Pizarro’s men wondering what to do. We are faced with a choice and we do not know which to make. The answer is to behave as becomes good Christians. You may be faced with a choice to stay in bed on Sunday mornings instead of going to church, to eat breakfast or to go to Communion, to go to confession when you are sent or to go home and pretend that you went, to obey your parents, or to argue about it, to wash the dishes or to leave them for someone else, to pay attention in school or to daydream, to do your homework yourself or to copy someone else’s—In all these things you must choose either one or the other. You go forward or go backward. You follow Christ or the devil. Like Pizarro’s men you cross the line to victory or you stay back in defeat. To stay in bed on Sunday morning instead of going to Mass is the same as saying to the devil, “You win.” You have refused to cross the line. You did not choose as became a brave Christian. If a choice is to be made, see that you make the right one. On one side is defeat—that is the easy side, the devil’s side. On the other side is victory—that is Christ’s side.
~ “Heavenwords,” Imprimatur 1941 ~