On the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Feast of Christ the King. Next Sunday we will start a new year with the First Sunday in Advent. This weekend’s feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 and is observed on this Sunday to help us to meditate on Christ the King and Lord. At the same time we can reflect on the Second and Final Coming of Christ, the last Judgment, and the end of the world. We anticipate the day when Christ will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, to establish His kingdom of everlasting happiness for those who are victorious in the battle of life. This feast was also instituted in order to promote the worship of Christ both in the privacy of our hearts, as well as publicly.
We acknowledge Jesus King of our lives by firstly making Jesus King of our minds as well as King of our actions. In everything we think and do and say let us listen to the voice of Jesus. We make Jesus King of our minds by rejecting thoughts or images from our minds that are not of Jesus and then filling our minds with what would please Jesus. As we fill our minds with the voice of Jesus instead of the voice of the secular world or Satan it will have an effect in our lives. Above all we listen to the voice of Jesus by celebrating the Sunday Eucharist together in our Churches. In all these ways that we listen to the voice of Jesus we make Him King of our lives.
So, let us pray today for the grace to be faithful servants of Jesus Christ our King. Nothing in our lives should be more important than Jesus Christ! Think about it this week: Nothing in our lives should be more important than Jesus Christ.
Christ conquers! Christ rules! Christ reigns!
Fr. Dantus Thottathil.