First Reading: Daniel 7:13-14
Second Reading: Revelation 1:5-8
Gospel: John 18:33b-37
Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Each one of us by Baptism shares in the kingship of Christ. During the celebration of Baptism, the Chrism oil is placed on our heads with the sign of the cross. The words said by the priest or deacon: “As Christ was anointed, priest, prophet and king, so may you live always as a member of His body sharing everlasting life.”
We pray in the Our Father: “Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.” We are praying for the kingdom of God to reign on earth, as it reigns in heaven. We know that our mission to grow the kingdom of God on earth was given to us at our Baptism.
Jesus is a king who shares his power with us. His power is the greatest power in the universe – love. God is love. With the power of the love of our Lord Jesus Christ we can overcome temptation and sin. Jesus Christ has freed us from being a slave to sin. Each time we share the love of Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God grows.
We experience Jesus power, when He feeds us with His body and blood in the Holy Eucharist, giving us grace to strengthen us. Jesus’ presence in the word, fills our minds to stay rooted in Him.
Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him…”I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.” We know that Jesus will return and take possession of his kingdom. …the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship; all peoples, nations, and languages serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be take away…
Glory, honor and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe!
God bless us all always!