A meditation


#1

Will we be judged more by what we do, or by what we don’t do?

Those who strive to walk in the footsteps of Our Lord are haunted by this question. Should I have approached that homeless man the other day? Do I need my coat as much as the one I saw cold and lonely on the street? Does the need to fill my stomach take precedence over the need of the beggar to fill his?

We are all good people who have helped others, but have we truly put others before ourselves? Just a question that I hope we would all take some time to meditate upon. Let us think about the words of Our Lord as we contemplate.

***Matt 25:41-45;

41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ ***


#2

Thank you for the thought provoking meditation.

I think that maybe we are judged more on what we do NOT do, though that is probably just my own way of thinking.

We are called to act, to do, to think in a certain way as Catholics. If we do not, we are failing. If we have the chance to do these things which God requires and we do not do them, how can this not be something we are judged by? God is telling us what to do, and we are not doing it and even when we do, there is always more to do. It never really ends. We cannot rest on what we have done, we must always do more otherwise we are not living as Christ asks us to.

May God guide you an your RCIA journey.


#3

Thank you! And do please pray for me in this respect. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will soon be starting RCIA in a different parish for the 3rd time! Pray that I’ll be able to finish it.

Pete


#4

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