November 24, 2013 Refection


The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of

the Universe is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, bringing

us full circle toward Advent hope. Christ reigns, enthroned

in heaven, King of heaven and earth for all time.

After listening to stories of his life and ministry through

Ordinary Time, our parting image is that of majesty. Like a

great rose window of a medieval cathedral, Christ the King

reminds us that Jesus is the source and center or our lives,

and his divine power extends over all of creation. As Saint

Paul tells us, “Christ is before all things, and in him all

things hold together. May the Holy Spirit help us today to

open our hearts to Christ, and invite him to reign there now

and forever.”