Daniel 7,13-14. Psalm 92. Apocalypse 1,5-8. John 18,33-37
Yes, it is finished, it’s all over. Today is the last day of the Liturgical year. So if you didn't receive all your spiritual gifts from last year because you were too busy to spend some time with the Lord, or as in one part of scripture it says “....you brought a cow and didn't have time for the Lord, don’t worry you still have a week before the new liturgical year begins with the 1st Sunday of Advent.
Today is also the Feast of Christ the King - a time to give thanks to our King, that He is number 1 in our lives. Hail to the King -whose kingdom is one of love, peace, compassion, patience, enlightenment which is so needed in our world today for there is too much violence, no many wars, no much pain and suffering, no respect for the person.
The reign of Jesus is linked to his choice, his lifestyle, his way of understanding God, to humanity and to the world. If Jesus is King of the universe, then his norm, his law is for all humanity. But what is the norm or law of Jesus of Nazareth? Jesus has for norm or principle the law of the weak. Jesus opposed or renounced the logic of the world where everything was grounded in the law of the strongest because of it. Jesus entered into difficulties with other people. Let us look at the church of Venezuela which is denouncing everything from the government. They want to be a church of the poor not a Church attached to corruption.
The readings all speak of a new kingdom, a kingdom of service.
Daniel - a new kingdom is coming with a new King.
Psalm 92- the Lord is King.
Apocalypse-He loves us and washes away our sins.. We are in a line of Kings, priests to serve His God and Father...
John - But my kingdom is not of this kind...
YES, I am a king, I was born for this, I came into the World for this...
Happy Feast of Christ the King and Happy New Liturgical Year.
- Sister Rose Ann
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