It’s the last Sunday of the liturgical year.
Were there any good points made in the sermon you heard today at the Holy Mass which fulfilled your Sunday Mass obligation?
Tell us what they were.
For my part, I preached about the Four Last Things.
A couple things I hope everyone took away were…
- In our particular judgement, nothing can be hidden from the Just Judge. Every though, word deed and omission will be laid bare.
- In the general judgment, everything will be entirely lad bare to all, and we will see how everything fits.
- When examining your conscience, occasionally try to imagine what goes through the mind of the person who, upon death and judgment, suddenly realizes she’s in Hell. What would the first 10 seconds be like.
- God will say “COME!” to some and “GO!” to others. Christ explained this and added, “For I was hungry and you gave me to eat…”, or else, “you did NOT give me to eat…”. Works of mercy are important for our final judgment.
- God’s justice we are going to get whether we want it or not, but in this life His mercy is ours for the asking.
- Be devout, diligent in mercy, thorough in confession, pious in Communion, apostolic in action, cheerful in hope and you do not need to be terrified of death and your judgment.