Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The liturgical year has come to an end with our celebrating as usual, the solemnity of Jesus Christ our universal King. We do so in recognition of our King Jesus who was born to be King. King of all kings. This King however is a king who is brother and friend to all his subjects and who wants us to enjoy the fruits of his Kingdom. That kingdom is no ordinary kingdom. It is a kingdom where God shares his glory with all who in prayer cry out “Our Father, who art in heaven…thy kingdom com.
Yes Jesus was born to be a king of a different kind. He was born to be a shepherd-king who loves his sheep to the very end of his life and beyond. He loved us his sheep so much that he gave his life for us by dying and rising so that we can have a place and share in his kingdom now and when we die.
Today as we end the year, let’s do so by accepting Jesus our universal king as our Lord and Savior. Yes, he is the King of kings. He is the Lord of Lords.
Fr. Clement Paul.