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By Bro Mariano Di Vito, OFM Cap.

The Gospel of St. Mathew, before the narration  of the Passion (Mt 26-28) gives us the well-known description of the final judgment: “Then the king will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry…, I was thirsty…, a stranger…, naked…, ill…, in prison….'” (Mt 25, 34-36). This was not just some literary predilection of the Evangelist to describe in a forceful and expressive way the end of human history and  “completion” of the Lord’s work of salvation, but rather the key to understanding the whole of the Gospel Good News. The Evangelist is more or less telling us that it is from here that we must  begin to read the Gospel, because the basis and goal of the whole of Christ’s  mission and, hence of the Church, the sacramental sign of His salvation, is that we acknowledge Christ as the Lord when He comes in His glory (Mt 25,31), who was sent by God in the fullness of time (Gal 4,4) and continues to always come down from heaven to be...

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