Fr Barnabas Powell is the priest of Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia. He and his family are converts to the Orthodox faith.
The Sunday of the Last Judgement (Meatfare) is an annual invitation to honestly face our own need for God’s mercy and a clear revelation that we can’t put off dealing with these truths forever. But we live in a world where saying “Don’t judge me” is an easy tool to shut down the uncomfortable mirror of our own choices. Today, are you awake enough to learn “the right answer before the awesome judgement seat of Christ?”