Una traduzione abbreviata italiano segue la versione inglese.
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory” (Mk 13:14-26).
In today’s gospel, Our Lord portends the signs that will accompany the end of the world. The heavens will be shaken to their foundation. The universe will literally come apart, constituting the dissolution of all things of time and the advent of eternity. The sun, moon and stars along with the firmament in which they are set will collapse and fall, and, thus, so shall we.
This is the exact opposite of the way it is all began. The Holy Spirit says in Isaiah:
My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together (48:13).