You ought to make every effort to free yourselves even from venial sin, and to do what is most perfect. – Saint Teresa of Avila
Eschatology – A big word
What does it mean?
The Study of the last things
Not just any old thing but the important ones
Five key items like death, judgement, heaven, hell or purgatory
Like DYING when one’s time comes
One cannot really tell the hour
or the moment the summons come
Like being JUDGED by our Lord Jesus
Lord of both the dead and the living
Before whom we have to give an account of our lives
Like being banished to HELL and being tormented by the fires
Eternally damned and forever suffering
Like being rewarded with ETERNAL LIFE!
And being able to praise God for always
And of course, for those who still need some expiation
They go to PURGATORY to be purged and made clean
These last five things are so important, are they not?
We can never be careless with the way we live
“The two most important moments of
our lives are NOW and at the
HOUR OF OUR DEATH.” (St Catherine of Siena)