One of my favorite stores in Kigali is Bricotech. The owner imports quality items from Europe and sells them at a premium. I could spend hours looking at all the stuff hanging and jammed into the small store! Options abound! Having choices has become a part of who I am.
My faith often reflects this “consumer” mentality. I find myself picking and choosing from my Bible the verses that I am comfortable with and leaving behind those that are harder to digest. An example: Luke 14:33 “So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.” My choice/option is to interpret this section of the Bible with a “filter” that makes it more palatable: “Surely Luke wasn’t talking literally?” And so I spiritualize the passage away and miss a life-changing truth! God help me choose to face your Truth and surrender to your Spirit even when it is difficult!