Read: Matthew 25:31-46
Reflection: When we consider the notion of the final judgement when we shall stand before God to account for our lives, we can easily think that what God will look at is the quality of our religious observance, our prayer and asceticism, how faithful we were attending church and the like. Such thinking is misguided.
We do well to keep in mind the words of St Maria of Paris: “At the Last Judgement I shall not be asked if I was successful in my ascetic exercises or how many prostrations I made in the course of my prayers. I shall be asked, did I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and prisoners. That is all I shall be asked.” (NS)