Monday, November 25, 2013

Mark 1:15

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christ the King

Yesterday, I posted the last recorded words of Jesus Christ from the Gospel of St. Matthew.  Today, I would like to highlight the words of St. Paul from the second reading today at Mass.  Who is Jesus?  St. Paul writes:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he himself might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile all things for him, making peace by the blood of his cross through him, whether those on earth or those in heaven. -Colossians 2:15-20 (NAB)

Today is the Feast of Christ the King.  "The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man's thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ's royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations." (Source: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2013-11-24). 

“To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor, glory and might, forever and ever.” -Revelation 5:13