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eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the
and the good.” – Proverbs 15:3
you imagine what it
will be like to someday stand in the presence of
bare of finery…gold, diamonds, fancy homes and all
the trappings of earth?
To see Him in all His glory looking at me,
looking at you, seeing and knowing all our sins,
looking at us as we really are, without artifice?
Our souls naked and exposed to God in His
The stern overseer of my life
Who gave the laws and expected obedience.
What will it be like to see Jesus, the Son,
Who shed His blood, Who took all our sins on His
shoulders in order to pay for our priceless
And yet, He gave it to us for free. No charge.
would we feel if we tossed that gift by the side of
the road, and went our own way?
Threw away God’s Ten Commandments and the
laws He decreed without a thought.
The regret would be overwhelming with sorrow
in His Holy and perfect Presence, but then it would
be too late for our names to be entered into His
Book of Life.
We would be doomed for eternity.
will I feel when He looks into
my soul, this One Who knows what I am about?
Would He see the times I let myself use His
name in vain?
Tossing that precious Word in thoughtless discourse
without a thought, or using His Son’s Name as a
punctuation or swear word, without realizing we are
violating the Second Commandment
"You shall not
take the name of the Lord your God in vain".
He see the time some of us committed adultery,
unmindful of the blemish placed on our eternal soul?
Did we care enough to repent?
Did we realize that He was the Third Person
present in that room where we broke His Third
shall not commit adultery"? Imagine His
sorrow when He beheld that law being violated.
did He see when we used the office stamps to mail
our personal mail?
In itself, it seems a trifling issue.
Yet imagine God watching that broken seventh
commandment, “You shall not steal”.
only imagine how the Lord shrinks from our sinful
can only pray that He will direct my mouth in what I
say to others for I must be watchful not to hurt or
destroy hope with an unthinking word.
Jesus tells us in Mark 12:31 “Thou shalt
love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other
commandment greater than these.”
And so, I must be mindful of destructive
words that come forth from my mouth.
of us would never purposefully kill another human
being except when we or our families are threatened
by danger or our country is at war.
But today we have something new that is
becoming commonplace; “Free Choice or the right to
Catechism states: "Human
life is sacred because from its beginning it
involves the creative action of God and it remains
forever in a special relationship with the Creator,
who is its sole end. ... no one can under any
circumstance can claim for himself the right to
directly destroy an innocent human being."
so, the fifth
Commandment “You shall not kill” is
not an idle commandment.
eyes of God sees the mother who freely consents and
submits to choice, along with the doctor, nurses and
anyone who directly aids in that act of abortion.
Those who have availed themselves or took
part must seek forgiveness also.
There are some unavoidable situations such as
being unable to carry a child because of serious
health issues and official Church teaching allows
for medical procedures and treatments intended to
protect or restore the mother's health if she would
be in mortal danger without them, even when such
procedures carry some risk of death to the fetus.
Those of us who are healthy but want to
“choose” to abort must remember that God in
Heaven sees our “Free Choice” decision and one day
we will stand face to face with God with the blood
of that innocent child on our hands.
If you made this choice and are mentally suffering
for this action, get forgiveness as soon as
possible. Through God's grace you will be forgiven.
And with this forgiveness He will want you to move
forward in faith in Him. The Church offers
ministries of reconciliation, such as Project
Rachel, for those who sincerely repent.
Psalm 103:12 tells us “He removes our
sins as far from us as the east is from the west.”
about the remaining
commandments and laws He gave us?
Did we ignore them and go our own way?
Hebrews 4:13 clearly states, "Nothing
in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is
naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one
to whom we are accountable."
what Psalm 139:1-8 tells us:
“O Lord, you have examined my
heart and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at
know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say even before I
say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too
great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go
down to the grave, you are there.”
in his article "Jesus Will Judge
the Living and the Dead."
in the FUNDAMENTALS OF CATHOLICISM Vol. 1
Chapter 28 (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995)
85-87, states in part, “The judgment of
God in this sense is the final act whereby He
settles forever the destiny of the free creature —
either to eternal punishment in hell or to eternal
reward in heaven. The basis of God’s judgment is
faith and good works or charity. Those who believe
and live their faith accordingly will be saved;
those who believe but do not love God and neighbor
will be condemned; those who refuse to believe that
Jesus is the Christ and those who, not having heard
about Christ, refuse the grace of God that is given
them (1 Tim 2:4), will also be lost….”
“ Like the steward in the
Gospel who must give an accounting of his
stewardship, we must give an accounting to God. The
final scrutiny will center around our faith and our
love — both of God and man. Jesus is our model for
both. He has also left us a graphic description of
the Last Judgment in Matthew (25:31-46)."
“The judgment of Christ
will bring to light who has believed and lived the
gospel and who has not. The Gospels make it clear
that the believer has already been judged favorably
and so has nothing whatever to fear from the
particular or general judgment. The particular
judgment will give confirmation to the individual
that he or she is saved, while the general judgment
will be a public manifestation of the power and
glory of Christ….”
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the Second Coming of Christ when He will come back
as He promised.
He will return in glorious majesty, coming in
joyous victory over death, amid great shouts of
triumph, surrounded by legions of angels dressed in
raiment of dazzling splendor. He will tenderly
gather His throngs of the faithful to bring them
unto those who turned away in sin for He will make
His righteous and terrible judgment, a judgment
bound by the way that lives were led, measured by
the stains of sin that mark the soul, stains that
were not brought to Him for His cleansing blood of
will He see when He looks at
each of us stationed there before Him?
What will He find?
Will we try to hide our faces in sorrow for
our deeds? Or
will He find us worthy?
All of us imperfect beings will stand there
condemned before God with only one Person Who can
testify that He paid the price for my sinful nature
and that you and I accepted that payment.
No person, dead or alive, can intervene and save me
or you. Not one. If I have the rain of His
blood upon my soul, Jesus Christ, that innocent lamb
Who was led to the slaughter for my sake and yours,
will say to our heavenly Father.
“Father, this one belongs to Me".
who were unfaithful Christians or those who did not
accept His gift of salvation will be cast aside from
the incorruptible and the obedient to await His
There will be no bargaining, for when He
comes, He will come like a roaring lion.
He will say, …‘I never knew you. Get away
from me, you who break God’s laws.” Matthew
you prepared to welcome Him?
time is our way station, our
“dressing room”, a place where we can get ready to
receive Him when He comes again.
This human life is our only chance.
He knows we can never be worthy because we
were born into sin but we can try and this is all He
He loves us, He does not want any of us to perish.
He waits with love to “clean us up” with His
cleansing blood of forgiveness when we sin.
With His love, we get a fresh start on our
walk with Him. And one glorious day, that path will
end in everlasting eternity where we will live in
peace and joy.
We will see all who have gone before us
healthy and welcoming.
What a glorious day that will be!
No more pain, no more sorrow, no more tears,
never growing old or feeble, for we will live
perfect lives forever in the kingdom our Heavenly
Father has prepared with loving care for you and for
“Can any (person) hide himself in secret
places that I
shall not see him?”
saith the Lord. “Do not I fill
heaven and earth?”(Jeremiah 23:24).
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