God whose judgment is merciful and wise, when we say that at the end of time you will judge us, we tend to emphasize on the word “will.” Thus we live as if we won’t be judged, as it is still far, far away ahead of us. If possible, o Lord, we do want to live forever and avoid the judgment altogether. On the other hand, very seldom did we realize that actually your future has broken in upon us, when you sent your Son to the world. This is your Yes to this world which you love so much. The Yes which prevailed upon every single No of us. Thus, grant us wisdom to live in accordance to this final judgment, which affirmative and restorative pronouncement has come upon us. I ask, then, not for an easy life, but for a truly examined life. I ask, then, not for an easy examination, but for a truly examined examination. For you are the Judge, the Petitioner, and the Comforter. Amen.