Let us spend some quiet time in reflection. Examining our own soul and perhaps discovering who we really are.
Some of us may be devout Christians, others perhaps less so, and maybe some others do not believe at all.
Let us imagine we came face to face with Jesus. What would we say to Him? Let us not go for the obvious and thank Him for all He has done for us, for loving us and for His sacrifice on the Cross. Let us ask ourselves, what would we truly say to Him? Would we be able to say anything, or just stay there silently in awe at seeing Him?
Maybe we should look at this another way. What would He say to us?
One day Jesus was in Samaria and He sat by a well. A Samaritan woman approached Him and He asked her for a drink. (John Chapter 4). In conversation, Jesus told her all about her past life, how "you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband."
What would Jesus tell us about our past? The things we have done, or not done? The stories which we have hidden away in our hearts that no one knows about? Not even our loved ones.
On the surface, our present life may look exemplary. We may be active members of our church, or do charitable works, visit the sick and elderly, or whatever else we do to to benefit others.
But is there some hidden dark secret which we have not revealed; even to God to ask for forgiveness?
Would we on meeting Jesus fear Him in any way? Let's not dwell on the obvious, "I don't fear Jesus because He loves me", answer that is often spoken but perhaps not meant. Imagine you are there with Jesus, the Son of God, are you really not going to have some trepidation in your heart?
And what if He asks, "do you trust me?" What would you answer?
And how would you respond when He says, "why did you worry so much in your life if you say you trust me so?"
Since He loves us so much, and has done so much for us throughout our lives, how come we do not love Him equally and love one another as He has asked us to? We say we love God; but how deep is our love? How genuine? Single-minded? In full trust that He loves us too?