Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quando iudex est venturus,
Cuncta stricte discussurus !
O, what fear, man’s bosom rendeth,
When from heaven the Judge descendeth,
On Whose sentence all dependeth !
Whilst one is alive, and one’s attention is distracted by more or less anything, it is so easy to ignore the fact that at the end of the day what matters is not how one’s behaviour relates to today, but how it relates to the eternal standards of God . . . and that it is on that view of our life and behaviour that all will depend.