I remember driving my car recently when there was suddenly a power outage. The traffic signals went dark, and drivers were not sure how to proceed. Instead of thinking and behaving in a way that would be beneficial for everyone, people seemed to drive thinking only about themselves, making it slower and more dangerous for everyone. It is easy to fall prey to evil, much easier than to follow the path to righteousness. If it were easy, the reward would not be so great, but it is difficult, and the reward is eternal life.
And we pray:
Holy Lord, God of power and might, your generosity has opened a door for me in which I can gain immortality. This door, albeit small, is the only one that I wish to go through. Give me this day the wisdom and guidance to go through it, delivering me away from evil, temptations, and death. Help me to be one of the few that find it, so that I can also help others along the journey. Amen.