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In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Luke 6:36-38), Jesus offers some sobering clarity about the coming Judgment:

[36] Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.  [37] “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;  [38] give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Jesus offers both encouraging and somewhat frightening news:

No human can escape death.  Or judgment.

The question is:  How will I measure up?