Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Good-O-Meter

I remembered an episode from religion class in the mid-1960s. I must have been in the fourth or fifth grade. We were told that on the Day of Judgment, everyone on Earth would see themselves exposed for all their human failings, and would be horrified to discover the extent to which each of them were unworthy of Heaven. Such would be that horror, that we would fail to notice anyone else's nakedness but our own.

I don't know what made me think of it today. It is a more believable scenario than the one depicted here, but the ending is about the same.

1 comment:

Battle Beads said...

Been seeing and thinking a lot lately about similar things. Hearing a lot of folks make mention of the "Illumination" .. others say "Three Days of Darkness", still others say "Chastisement". I think it's so very important now to try our best to remain in the state of grace. Should this day of seeing our souls as God does come upon this generation, we'll be a bit more at ease without any grave sin weighing us down.