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in the evening of our lives

In the evening of our lives we shall be examined in love. — Saint John of the Cross

And so it shall be. Jesus made it abundantly clear that our professions of faithfulness, our 25 year perfect attendance pins, and out citizen-of-the-year awards mean nothing.

The examination is an open-book, take-home. It’s a single question,┬ápass/fail.┬áThere’s one correct answer, and we’ve written it down before the examination even begins.

Do we reflect God’s love to all those most in need? Our answer is either yes or it’s no. We are answering the question every day by the way we live.

In the evening of our lives it’s too late for a do-over. Now is the time for us to love the least of these among us.

Oh, and before I forget, this is an entrance exam.