Down Low is Upright

Jean Vanier

“Always remember that at the Last Judgement we are judged for loving Him, or failing to love Him, in the least person.”

—Archbishop Anastasios of Albania

This quote reminds me of the offbeat, indirect advice the ever-impassioned and bighearted Fr. Philip Scott once gave me when he was living in Tampa in 2000:

Remember, God will judge me more severely on how I ignored the nobodies, the irritating or the unattractive than he will reward me for the good I did for the important, the delightful and the attractive. Think upside down, and you will think upright.

Sounds like St. Paul,

…do not be haughty but associate with the lowly — Rom. 12:16

One comment on “Down Low is Upright

  1. […] Jean Vanier “Always remember that at the Last Judgement we are judged for loving Him, or failing to love Him, in the least person.” —Archbishop Anastasios of Albania This quote reminds me of the offbeat, indirect advice the ever-impassioned and bighearted Fr. Philip Scott once gave me when he was living in Tampa Source: Neal Obstat Theological Opining   […]

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