“God will bring thee into judgement” (from Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho)

by Catherine Chiu

Then I said in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool,
so will it happen even to me. . .
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy,
and drink thy wine with a merry heart;
for God hath already accepted thy works.
Let thy garments be always white;
and let not thy head lack ointment.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you lovest
all the days of the life of thy vanity;
for that is thy portion in life,
and in thy labour wherein thou laborest under the sun. . .
Walk in the ways of thine heart,
and in the sight of thine eyes:
but know thou, that for all these things
God will bring thee into judgement.