I am immortal.
Oh, sure, I’ll die from this life, but the important thing is that my immortal soul will live forever. In heaven with God, I hope, but forever either way.
That’s why my choices in this life are so incredibly important.
The decision I get to make in this life is deceptively simple: Choose Love.
And it really all does boil down to that. The ten commandments, then teachings of Jesus, the entire Bible, the Church.
You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. — Luke 10:27 (ASV)
That’s the choice I get to make. If I want to live with God for eternity, then I have to learn how to choose love in this lifetime. Consistently.
Otherwise, I’ll be living eternally, but without God.