Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bend the knee to our King

Tomorrow, Sunday is the Solemnity of Christ the King, the last Sunday in the Church’s liturgical year. It is a very special Sunday because we close the Church year by proclaiming our devotion, reverence and allegiance to our Heavenly King.

He is the King who was born in poverty, in a stable, and who lived a hidden life for 30 years in Nazareth. As He proclaimed the coming of the Kingdom of God – the Kingdom of His Father – He moved about as an itinerant preacher with no place to lay his head. Crowds of people flocked to Him, it is true, but some mocked Him and challenged His words and His authority. His Presence caused jealousy among the leaders of the people and eventually He was rejected as an imposter and a blasphemer. He said the Kingdom of God was in their midst but they did not recognize Him. Finally they drove Him out of the city and nailed Him to a Cross. Little did they know that the Cross would become His throne.

There are lots of reflections on various web sites that can provide thoughts for meditation better than I can. I just hope you will take time today – this week – to think about what it means to have Jesus as your King. Does He have your reverence, your obedience?

And on Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving Day – a perfect time to give thanks to God for all the blessings of His kingdom and of His loving, humble, care for us.

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