In the Evening of Our Lives We Will be Judged on Love Alone

This Reflection is based on the scripture readings for 30th Sunday, Year A in the Catholic liturgical calendar. The great Christian mystic, John of the Cross, once said, “In the evening of our lives we will be judged by love alone.” Today’s readings are bound to create a genuine problem for preachers and congregations in Catholic parishes across the world, unless of course, preachers decide to by-pass the issue. The very first statement in today’s first reading says- “Thus says the LORD: You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt” (Ex 22:20-21). Across the globe, national elections are being won and lost based on particular political pa

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