The reality of our life is in choosing from our childhood until our death.
First, we are choosing with our parents help. They very often decide for us and teach us to make the right decisions. Then, we start to be self sufficient, and from our own choosing, depends who we are, what we are doing in life, and also who surrounds us. Normally, we make our own choices, and normally we choose what we think is the best for us. But some of these decisions can cause our life to be happier and sometimes not.
Sometimes, when we do not feel sure, we look for help from those closest to us. Sometimes, we delay our decisions and sometimes certain decisions we must grow into.
But what is common (similar ?) with today's feast?
We must realize that faith is also of our choice and so first, God chooses us, but after that He gives us the opportunity to make our own choices. Moreover, He gives us help...His light which is Christ, who teaches us or explains what is best for us. God does not impose on us, we have the right to make the decisions to be with Him or not because He wants our freedom.
Of course, many of us can say, that this important decision was made by our parents similar to what we hear in today's gospel, when Mary and Joseph offered their son to God. But no one can say that after that we didn't have the occasion of an informed choice, such as Christ whose life was the way to a brave decision.
Maybe it is worth asking ourselves about our choices. Maybe we need to make a decision now or, maybe we just need time but for sure it is better to grow into this decision than to make a wrong decision.