Every human being is both enslaved and free. We can choose to be "slaves of sin" (Rm 6:20) and thus free from justice, or we can be "freed from sin" and "slaves of God" (Rm 6:22). If we choose slavery to sin, we will reap "a harvest of corruption" (Gal 6:8), things that we will be "ashamed of, all of them tending toward death" (Rm 6:21). If we choose to be freed from sin and slaves of God, we will be sanctified (Rm 6:19, 22). "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rm 6:23).
Throughout this day and every day, each of us by our actions, words, thoughts, activities, and silences choose life or death, light or darkness, sin or holiness, Jesus or selfishness. Choose life! (Dt 30:19) Choose Jesus! Repent! Go to Confession. Choose to take up daily the cross of Jesus, and invite everyone else to do the same. Jesus is standing and knocking at the door of the third millennium. He promises: "If anyone hears Me calling and opens the door, I will enter his house and have supper with him, and he with Me. I will give the victor the right to sit with Me on My throne" (Rv 3:20-21). Choose to open the door to Jesus!