Re: Christians to be judged harshly?
Yes, it's an awesome responsibility--one which I have only in the last year taken seriously. I have begun to pray for family and friends and priests and those in purgatory and the pro-life movement and LOTS of things!! I think we do the best we can with God's help. We're only human and He knows that. If we TRY to live the best lives we can, praying for others, and talking about Jesus when the opportunity presents itself, then that's about all we can do. I love your reference to Schindler! That's something to think about when I think of skipping the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet--how many more people could I help save by praying on those days? If Our Lady of Fatima says that many souls go to Hell because there is no one to pray for them, do we take that seriously or not? I think we'd better take it seriously! So often I think of someone to pray for--someone who has no real religious upbringing and no family who are Christians...and I think, "If I don't pray for this person, WHO will?" It's an awesome responsibility indeed!