We close our liturgical year with a celebration of Christ the King. This feast is fairly new feast (Pope Pius XI instituted it in 1925) which always falls on the last Sunday of the church year. On this day we celebrate Christ’s reign, just before we prepare for his coming in Advent.
Ironically, the gospel lesson for this week centers on Jesus’ crucifixion. But doesn’t God always reveal power through weakness? Jesus was born to a poor virgin, not a royal family. He ate with sinners and tax collectors, not philanthropists and priests. Doesn’t it make sense that the glory of God might be revealed through the shameful, humble cross?
Come to worship this Sunday, where together we encounter Christ reigning from his cross with mercy for all people.