The Feast of Christ the King

St. Pius X | News
24 Nov 2017

 

Today, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  The faithful gain strength and courage from the celebration of this feast, as we are reminded that Christ must reign in our hearts, minds, wills and bodies.  Although Emperors and Kings now exist mostly in history books, we still honor Christ as the King of the Universes by enthroning him in our hearts and allowing him to take control of our lives.  When we accept Jesus as the King in our lives, then everyone and everything else falls into its proper place.  We are also challenged to find Christ the King in everyone around us.  As loyal subjects of Christ the King, we are invited to treat others with justice and compassion as Jesus did, especially those whom we consider the least important because Christ’s kingdom we celebrate today is, “a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace.”  Today’s Gospel presents Christ the King coming in Heavenly glory to judge us, based on how we have shared our love and blessings with others through genuine acts of charity in our lives.  So, ultimately, our reward or punishment will depend on how we have treated this risen Jesus in the needy who have been part of our everyday lives.