Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Are You Ready To Die?

Just claiming to be a Christian and to be a follower of Jesus is not enough.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says that “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Mt. 7: 21)
Jesus further warns that we must be constantly alert.  Death and judgment will come unexpectedly.  “Two women will be grinding at the mill.  One will be taken, and one will be left.  Therefore, stay awake!  For you do not know at what hour your Lord will come.” (Mt. 24:41-42).  There is no explanation why one woman was taken from this life and one was left.  Up until the moment it happened, there was no reason why it should.  None of us knows when we will die and go before the Lord, so each of us must constantly ask the question: am I ready to die?

Link (here) to the full post by Mr. David Paternostro, S.J. entitled, Death and Judgment: In Light of Eternity at the Jesuit authored Spiritual Exercises blog

Drawing of "Two Women Grinding at the Mill"

1 comment:

Maria said...

What a wonderful gift these good Jesuits give to us. Deo Gratias!