Mors stupebit, et natura,
Cum resurget creatura,
Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge and answer making.
We must recognize that after death comes – whether we like it or not – our unavoidable recognition of our sins and their inevitable consequences. All we can pray for now is that by recognizing this we may yet be able to act and pray so as to spare ourselves from the worst consequences of our lives.