“If you choose, you can keep the commandments,
and to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice.
The Lord has placed before you fire and water;
stretch out your hand for whichever you choose.
Before each person are life and death,
and whichever one chooses will be given.”
Book of Sirach 15.15-17
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus