God’s respect for human freedom is absolute.
As far as God is concerned human freedom is non-negotiable.
So let’s be very clear – God will never force himself into our lives.
God waits to be invited in… and if he’s not invited in he’ll stay outside. Granted he’ll call to us in many ways but he will not breach our personal space.*
Now most of us were baptized as infants so how could we invite God into our lives?
We didn’t, simple as that! A baby is incapable of inviting God into it’s life so our parents and god-parents did it on our behalf.
Now that you’re leaving infancy and childhood behind, you are being given the opportunity in Confirmation to make your parents and godparents choice your own.
You are being asked to use your freedom to choose God, to confirm the choice your parents and god-parents made for you on the day of your baptism.
This is our starting point…
Are you ready and willing to choose God, to confirm the choice that your parents and god-parents made for you all those years ago?
In the next session we’ll look at how we choose God.
*Here lies the root of our boredom… apathy… disinterest… with God and with religious matters.