As the Triduum begins today, we finally reach the end of the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, which is likewise the end of the Council’s four constitutions.
Mindful of the Lord’s saying: “by this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35), Christians cannot yearn for anything more ardently than to serve the men of the modern world with mounting generosity and success. Therefore, by holding faithfully to the Gospel and benefiting from its resources, by joining with every man who loves and practices justice, Christians have shouldered a gigantic task for fulfillment in this world, a task concerning which they must give a reckoning to Him who will judge every man on the last of days.
And so we close out the document with a call for each one of us to be involved in making the world a better place for all.
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