I am still astounded that some Christians might not believe in the free will of man. I was told by a Calvinist once that there is no Scriptural proof for free will. Readings like those below, however, cannot be ignored. The first reading, is particularly apt here. St. Paul enjoins Christians to make the effort, presupposing that Christians are free to do so or.. not.
|Mid-morning reading (Terce) 2 Corinthians 13:11 ©|
|Brethren, be joyful. Try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.|
|Noon reading (Sext) Romans 6:22 ©|
|Now you have been set free from sin, you have been made slaves of God, and you get a reward leading to your sanctification and ending in eternal life.|
|Afternoon reading (None) Colossians 1:21 - 22 ©|
|Not long ago, you were foreigners and enemies, in the way that you used to think and the evil things that you did; but now he has reconciled you, by his death and in that mortal body. Now you are able to appear before him holy, pure and blameless.|
[Liturgy of the Hours Readings from Universalis.]