Apotle Peter, in his letter connects the trials of the present age with the appearance of Jesus Christ. ‘ye heaviness through manifold temptations…that your faith might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.’
The appearance of Jesus Christ, though it will close human history, when his judgement comes, is not ‘constrained’ to the end of times. His appearance as the Lord of history and personal faiths, should be more central to us. We are called to anticipate his Appearance daily. Waiting for the Lord, it turns out as the most powerful medicine to heal our feverish history. The more fragmented our world is by wars and conflicts, the deeper we Christians should contemplate – anticipate – his Power of Judgement. This daily anticipation heals us: all what is marked by time and human limitations.
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..