28 October 2007

Thou Sayest It, I am a King!

Today marks the feast of Christ the King. But as Jesus tells us, His kingdom is not of this world. Unfortunately we all too often forget or misunderstand this statement. Both those who try to bring about the kingdom on Earth by using merely human or natural means, and also those who, when frustrated with the attacks on the Church, attempt as St. Peter did to strike down those who disagree or persecute us for our beliefs. We pray in the Lord's prayer, "thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven." We need to recall this frequently, "thy will be done" and not become uncharitable or lose hope when it seems that all the world is against us. "When our Lord said to Pilate: My kingdom is not of this world, He intended to teach men that the origin of His supreme power and dignity is not from the earth but from Heaven, not from men, but immediately from God." He truly is King over all nations and as his subjects we owe him our humble service doing his will and the best means we can ensure this is through a greater love of the Eucharistic, which is the life of the Church.

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