What to do with freedom
they will save you;
if you trust in God,
you too shall live;
he has set before you fire and water
to whichever you choose,
stretch forth your hand.
Before man are life and death, good and evil,
whichever he chooses shall be given him.
Immense is the wisdom of the Lord;
he is mighty in power, and all-seeing.
The eyes of God are on those who fear him;
he understands man’s every deed.
No one does he command to act unjustly,
to none does he give license to sin.
(today's first reading - Sirach 15:15-20)