AUTO-ANALYSIS TO EVALUATE IF I AM AT THE
RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE OF THE LORD
In this 98th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, I invite you to realize a self-analysis or self-test, because the sooner you do it, the sooner you will correct what you must change.
To Love, we must Obey***.
How to know if I obey God?
By keeping the 10 Commandments.
- Do I love God above all things? If the answer is no, please explain what you love more than God.
- Do I take the Name of God in vain? (Explain)
- Do you keep Holy the Lord’s Day?
- Do I honor my mother and my father?
- Have I killed?
- Do I commit impure acts?
- Have I stolen?
- Have I given false testimony or lied?
- Do I give in to impure thoughts or desires?
- Do you covet your neighbor’s goods?
And by keeping The Sacraments and Commandments of His Holy Church:
+Have I been Baptized?
+Have I been Confirmed?
+Do I go to confession?
+Do I receive the Eucharist?
+Am I married by the Church of Christ? (In case you live as a couple)
+Have I received the anointment of the sick? (In case you find yourself in danger of death)
First: Obedience. Before going forward to the Second Part: Amend Your Obedience to Heaven. Be in State of Grace with God, by keeping the Commandments and putting in order your Sacraments.
The most common commandments of the Holy Mother Church are five:
+The first commandment: Do I assist to the entire Mass on Sundays and Holy Feast days?
+The second commandment: Do I confess my sins at least once a year, in danger of death, or if I am going to receive communion?
+The third commandment: Do I receive communion for Easter?
+The fourth commandment: Do I fast and abstain from eating meat as the Holy Mother Church orders?
+The fifth commandment: Do I help the Church in its needs? Do I contribute the tithe?
First: Obedience so you are in State of Grace by keeping the Commandments and having your Sacraments in order.
The Lord says, “By their fruits you shall know them”.
How can you if you are Loving The Lord and if you are bearing Good Fruit?
It’s very simple: By the Works of Mercy
Word of the Lord:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Then he will say to those on his left ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.
Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
In other words, each one must do a self-analysis regarding each one of the Works of Mercy.
1) Do I feed the hungry?
2) Do I give to drink to the thirsty?
3) Do I shelter the homeless?
4) Do I dress the naked?
5) I visit the sick?
6) Do I aid the inmate?
7) Do I bury the dead?
8) Do I teach the one who doesn’t know?
9) Do I give good advice to the one who needs it?
10) Do I correct he who was in error?
11) Do I forgive injuries?
12) Do I console the sad?
13) Do I suffer with patience the mistakes of others?
14) Do I Pray to God for the living and the dead?
With this, if it is answered honestly, each one can answer the question:
Will the Lord place you at His Right or at His Left?
A self-analysis is good for each one to realize on which side he is standing, and rectify what he must change, because:
The Lord says,
“Each tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down.”
You must do this self-test constantly because it’s easier to go back one step if one stepped out of the way, than to go back one thousand. Do an examination of conscience each night to immediately correct what you must because we are just two years away from the FATIMA CENTENNIAL.
What is important is that now you are aware:
What are you going to do with the liberty
with which The Lord endowed you?
*Our Divine Master refers to the Blessed Works of Mercy.
**Our Divine Savior refers to the 10 Commandments of God and to the Sacraments of His Holy Church.
***He who loves Me keeps My Commandments, says The Lord.
Take care also of the small animals and of nature which are a Creation of Our Beloved Father.
(May 13, “98th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima)
“THE GOOD SHEPHERD LEAVES THE 99 TO GO AFTER THE LOST LAMB”
(Last Calls of The Mercy of God before darkness hovers over you)
Year of the Lord 2015
Y Maria del Getsemani