This same charity for God and neighbor as our preparation for the final questioning, is shown forth in the reply of Jesus to the tricky questions of the Pharisees (Gospel).
"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's" by social justice, "and to God the things that are God's" by interior charity. The Introit is our cry "from the depths" for forgiveness of our failure to prepare. The Gradual praises the exercise of charity, while the Offertory is a plea for Divine Direction.
St. Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney, the Curé of Ars said, "You see, my dear friends, this is the distorted image of God. There is salvation only in one thing: that is, "Give to God the things that are God's." (St. Matt. 22, 21. ) Man is God's creation and property. Give then to God your reason, your heart and your will. Use them only for God and you will be saved; you will be for all eternity God's property, as children of His grace and charity. Amen"
As a final preparation, we must always pray (Prayer), offer sacrifice in penance for sin (Secret) and receive increases of Divine Life in the Sacraments (Postcommunion).
Although not commemorated in the Sunday Mass, according to the 1962 rubrics, Feast of St. Hedwig Widow falls today. After death of her husband, St. Hedwig renounced her royal birth, became a Cistercian Sister at Trenitz, Poland, is Patroness of Poland. Pray to theSaint for humility, chastity and sanctity in our own lives.