As Christians we recognize that our earthly life is just a temporary stop along the way, and that the ultimate destination is the life eternal, when we are finally reunited with our Heavenly Father.
Throughout our days on earth, we stand at the intersection of many moral crossroads, and we must decide, based on faith, which path to take. These are the moments that can sometimes define our lives and determine our fate. God sent His only begotten Son to help us navigate our journey. He set forth the standards by which we should live, so that our moral compass could guide us back to our Creator.
Jesus himself taught us what His Father expects. Do our lives, and do our choices and actions depict us as His followers? When faced with injustice, do we keep silent, when our faith demands we do otherwise? Do we show compassion for the less fortunate, and reach out to the needy, with the knowledge that by caring for the least of us we ultimately love Jesus? Are we a beacon of light for others, as they too walk the path to salvation?
In the scheme and span of time, we are on this earth for just a short time. If our ultimate goal is paradise in Heaven, then all we say and do here on earth must lead us towards that end. With Jesus himself as our guide, let us follow closely in His footsteps, and let us always remember that the acts of this life are the destiny of the next.