"I do not find that picture of a physical catastrophe-that sign in the clouds, those heavens rolled up like a scroll-help one so much as the naked idea of Judgment. We cannot always be excited. We can, perhaps, train ourselves to ask more and more how often the thing we are saying or doing (or failing to do) at each moment will look when the irresistible light streams in upon it; that light which is so different from the light of this world-and yet, even now, we know just enough of it to take it into account."
-C.S. Lewis, from "The World's Last Night," The World's Last Night and Other Essays