Christ the King - 2

How is Christ a King?

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This is the end of the Church’s year – the solemnity (celebration of great importance) of Christ the King.  The Christian year takes us through the life of Jesus ... Advent preparation; Christmas to Easter to Ascension to Pentecost ... ending with the vision of Christ returning at sitting on his throne in heavenly glory, as King and judge. The feast of Christ the King was introduced to the Catholic Church in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, as a response to the growing godlessness which he saw in the world of that time.

 

In what way, then, is Christ a king?

 

 

I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had the treasure in it. I realise now that I must give all that I have to possess it. Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past. It is the turning aside like Moses to the miracle of the lit bush, to a brightness that seemed as transitory as your youth once, but is the eternity that awaits you. (The Bright Field by R. S. Thomas)

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