We must work on our salvation till our very last day

Saint Agathon of Egypt (Commemorated Mar. 2/ Mar. 15) died in about the year 435. For three days before his repose the monk sat in silence and concentration, as though disturbed about something. When the monks questioned him, he answered that he saw himself before the Judgment Seat of God. “How is it possible that you, Father, should fear judgment?” they asked him. “I have done my best to keep the commandments of the Lord, but I am a man. How can I be certain that my deeds have been pleasing to God?” “Do you not trust that all the good deeds which you have accomplished are pleasing to God?” asked the monks. “I have no such hope until I see God. His judgment is not man’s judgment.” Having said this, the saint departed to the Lord. (oca) We must work on our salvation till our very last day.

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