Day #124: Gaudium Et Spes 39

Today we conclude Chapter 3 of Part I of the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World on man’s activity in the world.

Article 39 ends this chapter by discussing the end of all things.  We make progress here on earth with the ultimate goal of preparing for the Kingdom that will endure.

“On this earth that Kingdom is already present in mystery. When the Lord returns it will be brought into full flower.”

Here are the footnotes:

15. Cf. Acts 1:7.

16. Cf. 1 Cor. 7:31; St. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses, V, 36, PG, VIII, 1221.

17. Cf. 2 Cor. 5:2; 2 Pet. 3:13.

18. Cf. 1 Cor. 2:9; Apoc. 21:4-5.

19. Cf. 1 Cor. 15:42 and 53.

20. Cf. 1 Cor. 13:8; 3:14.

21. Cf. Rom. 8:19-21.

22. Cf. Luke 9:25.

23. Cf. Pius XI, encyclical letter Quadragesimo Anno: AAS 23 (1931), p. 207.

24. Preface of the Feast of Christ the King.

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