When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, “Spare him, because he loved us” – and God will look at you and say not, “Did you succeed?” but “Did you try?”
~ Congressman Henry Hyde
With gratitude to Angie.
I hate to be picky and disagreeable 🙂 but I do not think that it is true that we are “alone” before the judgement seat with no advocate. Christ is our mediator and advocate. Also, the blessed Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary is our advocate. So are all the saints. And we will have the prayers of the Church on earth. And our judgment will be based on the humility, repentance, and love found in our soul and expressed in our deeds.