By rejecting grace in this life, one already judges oneself, receives
according to one’s works, and can even condemn oneself for all
eternity by rejecting the Spirit of love.
Christ the Lord already reigns through the Church, but
all the things of this world are not yet subjected to him.
The triumph of Christ’s kingdom will not come about
without one last assault by the powers of evil.
On Judgment Day at the end of the world, Christ will
come in glory to achieve the definitive triumph of
good over evil which, like the wheat and the tares,
have grown up together in the course of history.
When he comes at the end of time to judge the living
and the dead, the glorious Christ will reveal the secret
disposition of hearts and will render to each man
according tohisworks and according tohis acceptance
or refusal of grace.