The Passion of Jesus has eternal effects. His suffering saved us from sin and all its consequences, and we have received every grace and gift leading to eternal life.
This liberation won for us by Jesus in His Passion has effects even in this world. Redemption is not only in the soul’s inner life of love and grace. Men freed from sin can, with God’s grace, transform this world also into a kingdom of greater freedom, justice, and peace—into God’s Kingdom.