Our lives' actions effects revealed in afterlife

There is an excellent article in Spirit Daily : “THE ‘RIPPLE EFFECT’ OF WHAT WE DO IS THERE IN THE FINAL REVIEW BY THE LORD OF OUR LIVES”, that details revelations from near-death experiences about the effects of our actions, both positive and negative, have on each other and throughout creation.

Paragraphs 1021 and 1022 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church declare the following regarding the “particular judgment”, that is, the judgment before Jesus that everyone faces upon their own death:

Catechism of the Catholic Church

“1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ. The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and faith. The parable of the poor man Lazarus and the words of Christ on the cross to the good thief, as well as other New Testament texts speak of a final destiny of the soul—a destiny which can be different for some and for others.

1022 Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven—through a purification or immediately,—or immediate and everlasting damnation. At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.

(Via USCCB.)

It is interesting to note the CCC says: “Each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and faith”, and “at the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.” The article from Spirit Daily seems to affirm this. We will know at the moment of death the affects we had upon others. What did we work towards? Did our faith matter? (Was our faith manifested in our works?) Did we love?

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