Hi people :)
so do you guys ever get those surges of fear about your judgement? Like, whenever i read parts of the New Testament about heaven and about the Resurrection, yes i am filled with hope for a better life, but i also get scared,
..what if i dont make it? what if im not doing enough? ...how can i ever have a sense of comfort and rest towards my judgement, like the saints and fathers?
i'm reminded of the passage where Jesus talks about those who are saved. and those who werent..."Lord, when did we not clothe you or feed you or comfort you?" (I'm not sure of the exact words) , the people that werent saved seemed like GOOD people, the charitable ones-the good samaritans.
"O Lord, if the righteous one is scarcely saved, then where shall I, the sinner, appear?"
Have a Blessed Lenten Journey!
I rely more on the great passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 6:25-end. I think that is a better guide and thought, especially the last verse.
Judgment Day begins with the day that you are born.
As well as the article I included above, there is a book called "Fear of God" by HH. I don't think I've read it all, but I remember it's a good book and I got something out of whatever I read from it.
Does one know of his fate? Do we know if we will die in a car accident the next time we drive? No one knows (besides the Saints) of the day that we will travel. So in this case, one must repent, one must be praying continious, one must fast, one must give tithes, and donate, and love his fellow man. Don't love the world, it will parish away.
Pray for me, for I am a hypocrite and weak