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Eternal God,
how easily we forget, that,
on the last day,
you will be judging us
not according to our beliefs,
nor by our good intentions,
but according to who we have fed
and who we have given to drink.

May we live such, that,
on the last day,
we will find ourselves standing before you
not burdened by good gifts hoarded,
nor regretting the fruits of the earth wasted,
but with hands empty and arms outstretched,
ready to receive your warm embrace.

Ged Johnson/CAFOD

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