Sunday is the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King. It is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, the end of the Church’s liturgical year. (Advent starts next week!)
What does it mean when we say that Christ is King?
Well… there is something from which we can try to run and hide, something that we try to thwart, defy, deny, but never can: truth. Every human being on earth is subject to the truth. Think of all the laws of physics – truth. Think of secrets that people, like, say, politicians, try to keep that eventually come out – truth. Think of who you are unchangeably, your innermost identity, your deepest core, your heart – truth. Now, we Christians like to say that truth is not a something, but a someone – Christ. That’s because we believe that Jesus Christ is Truth Incarnate – the Word of God, the Divine Logos, made flesh. Even when we humans try to live purely secular lives with no religion, with not even one thought in our day about God, we are still subject to the truth – the unchangeable rule of existence, the undeniable structure that is life – we are still subject to God, the First Cause and Final End of all things. This is who Christ is, incarnated, and we are all subject to Him. He reigns in the hearts of Men…
Christ, reign over me!
© 2014 Christina Chase
Although crippled by disease, I am fully alive in love. I write about the profound wonder and terrible beauty of life while living with physical disability and severe dependency. Unafraid to ask life's big questions, I was briefly an atheist and considered other religions before finding, in God's choice to intimately share our humanity, what it truly means to be fully human. A revert to the Catholic Faith, I blog weekly and have written a book called It's Good to Be Here.