Today’s feast concludes the Church’s year by reflecting on the fundamental truths of Christianity: that Jesus Christ came to restore spiritual life to us all and to form us into a Kingdom for God the Father. Saint Paul’s tells us this in his First Letter to the Corinthians: for the resurrection of Jesus has restored the life that was lost by mankind. All who belong to Christ will be handed over to God the Father at the end of time. This Sunday is not just about events that happened in the past or about people in other places. The Solemnity of Christ the King is about us, right here and now. Without God we go through the motions of asking ourselves, “Why bother? Why bother with caring for others? Why bother with being good? If we do not have God in our lives, we will easily overlook His Presence reaching out to us in the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked and all those Jesus mentions in the Gospel reading. If we do not have God in our lives, we are part of the problems of the world. With Him, and in seeking Him, we begin to be part of the solution.
…Creator of the rolling spheres, ineffably sublime!