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The Four Last Things – Judgment

The second of the “Last Things” is Judgment. The Church teaches that immediately after death, we will be judged. Based on our works, we will either live forever in Heaven (possibly by way of Purgatory) or Hell. We’ll discuss more about our potential destinations tomorrow, but today’s focus is on judgment.If we were to die tonight, do we feel we did all that was possible to merit eternal life in Heaven?

Did we only say good things?
“I tell you on the Day of Judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Mt 12:36-37

Did we seek to “let it go” when we were angry at someone?
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment “- Mt 5:22

Did we always speak up when people were criticizing the Church or belittling our Faith? Are we proud to tell others that we are Catholic?
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in Heaven.” – Mt 10:32-33

Could we maybe use another day to “clean up our act” a bit? If we get one, maybe a “thank you” to The Lord would be appropriate.

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