In today's first reading from Romans, Paul advises his listeners to do this, to do that, not to do this, not to do that ~ altogether twenty separate pieces of advice. And there are so many other counsels we must remember as Christians. Then I realize that the more we achieve union with the Lord, the more following these counsels becomes automatic. When we achieve total union, doing all these things will be our second nature. Aim for union with God and all will work out fine.
In case you haven't read my previous posts, union with God is achieved by asking the Lord to transform you, making you Christlike, through receiving the Holy Eucharist.