Christ the King Sunday. Family thought November 24

Dolores told her friends, “We all come from different parts of the world with different ways of doing things, different governments and I think also a different understanding of kings and queens, princes and princesses etc. In Lebanon, my country we don’t have that but next door in Jordan people do love and respect their king and queen. In our families, as different generations we also see the monarchy in different ways. I wonder what that does to our understanding of God’s kingdom.”

Lord God and Father, you anointed your only Son, as eternal Priest and King of all creation so that by offering himself on the altar of the Cross as a spotless sacrifice to bring us peace he might make all created things subject to his rule and present to the immensity of your majesty an eternal and universal kingdom, of truth and life, of holiness and grace, of justice, love and peace.    Preface of Christ King of the Universe.

Pope Francis:  The kingdom already present and growing in our midst, engages us at every level of our being.  It must be directed to all men and the whole man.  The Father desires the salvation of every man and woman and his saving plan consists in gathering up all things in Christs, things in heaven and on earth. Our mandate is to go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.   EG181.  

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