Judge Wisely, and Don't
It is at least possible,
perhaps even probable, that we will find — given our own final
disposition, of course — people in Heaven that we thought never to enter,
and people in Hell we thought never to go.
Masses apart, in which we are told with the utmost certainty, and as
a matter of course, that the deceased, regardless of a manifestly evil
life, is already in Heaven, or at least on a fast track there
— it is a fact that some people go to Heaven — and many
go to Hell.
Christ is a liar.
Christ is not a liar.
God not merciful? Is God not loving? Is God not good?
It is you,
yourself, lacking in mercy, love, justice and goodness who find this
so enigmatic. Knowing this, God tells you to bind your own arrogance.
do you trifle with what God Himself admonishes us to avoid for the sake
of our own souls — and which is not, never was, and never will be, our
prerogative: judgment of another.
Heaven? Hell? Who are we to presume to consign
someone, anyone, to the one or the other?
There is only one Just Judge. The rest of us
Leave judgment to God. Look to the terribly practical matter of the
salvation of your own soul, rather than wasting time speculating upon
things in which you have no part, place, or word.
has admonished you about this.
Boston Catholic Journal
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