*MESSAGE OF TODAY*
The Solemnity of Christ the King is not just the conclusion of the church year. It is also a summary of our lives as Christians. On this great Feast, let us resolve to give Christ the central place in our lives and to obey His commandment of love by sharing our blessing with all his needy children.
To ensure that Jesus is always the King of our hearts, we need to make a permanent, total commitment to Him and to live out that commitment with the necessary sacrifice, conviction, hard work and daily, serious prayers.
This feast is an invitation to all those who have power or authority in the government, in public offices, in educational and religious institutions and in the family to use it to pass on Jesus’ message.
Are we using our God-given authority so as to serve others with love and compassion as Jesus did? Are we using it to build a more just society rather than to boost our egos? As parents are we using our God-given authority to train our children in Christian ideals and the committed Christian living we faithfully model for them?
We need to recognize and appreciate Christ’s presence within us and surrender our lives to His rule by sharing his forgiving love with others around us unconditionally and sacrificially, by learning to be servers since Christ was a Servant-King, may we also be loyal citizens of his kingdom.
Finally, let us conclude the church year by asking the Lord to help us serve the King of Kings as He presents Himself in those reaching out to us. *“To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His Blood and made us a Kingdom, priests for His God and father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Rv 1:5-6).
Christus vincit! Christus regnat!! Christus imperat!!! Christ conquers! Christ rules!! Christ reigns!!!
We pray for the grace to give Him an opportunity to reign in our lives, our families, our businesses, our offices, our schools and our entire being for with him everything falls in its proper place. We pray today also that God may free all the world to rejoice in his peace, to glory in his justice and to live in his love. Amen.
*Fr Vigilius Amanze M.Ss.Cc.*
*Wishing you a Splendid Sunday*
*Be Happy! Jesus Loves You!*