In an old email to an elderly man
I read the following
Your words on Judgement Day
frighten me a little
but I know how merciful Jesus is
and I have nothing to fear
God is not going to judge us
We are going to judge ourselves
We will see ourselves clearly as we are
and we will know where we should go
Anyway, that is not really important
since we can trust in the mercy of God
If that is so, does that mean we need not bother?
I think we ought not try to fool ourselves
Undoubtedly God is always merciful
He loves us so much, so much indeed
Sinners we are, and sinners we continue to fall again and again
We remember that God is also just
But let us take heart
The Word of God in the letter of St John tells us
Perfect love casts out all fear
That is the point to make for us, is it not?
Make love your vocation and all will be well!