Commentary on the Gospel of
This Gospel talks to us about the end of the age. For that, Jesus uses apocalyptic images. These were something very typical in those times. Jesus knows that there is no other way to speak about the end of the age, and so he spoke with metaphors. His contemporaries were familiar with that language and Jesus wants clarify what will happen finally. The end will be, like the same life, a conflict in which –due to the autonomy of creatures– there will be good and bad.
Jesus not only helps us to clarify the text but the good things from the bad, virtue and vice, holiness and sin. We will be better able to clarify good and evil if we simply approach Jesus and we listen to his word. This is the formula by which we will grow internally in discernment.
On the other hand, evil exists. The awareness about the definitive coming of Christ at the end of time show us two elements. The first one is the need for conversion, for refusing evil and remaining in God during temptations. And the second one is the practical struggle against evil in the world as far as we can by mentioning social injustice, proposing fraternal alternatives and by healing sufferings in people close to us.