On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, we celebrate Christ the King (The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe). 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. For more about this day, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from a discourse of Origen of Alexandria on prayer (184-254 A.D.). Origen is a giant among early Christian thinkers. He was knowledgeable in all the arguments of the Greek philosophical schools but believed firmly in the Bible as the only source of true inspiration. He is thus a representative of that curious hybrid called “Christianity”, which on the one hand maintains (like the Jews) an ongoing direct relationship with the living God, who is the principle and source of being itself, but on the other hand maintains (like the Greeks) that everything makes sense rationally and it is our duty to make sense of it. As the Gospels say (but the Pentateuch does not), “You shall love the Lord your God with all your mind”. (Credit: from our friends at Universalis.com). For a reflection, "Thy kingdom come," please click on the image. Peace be with you!
On this thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, as the liturgical year draws to a close, we hear in John's Gospel account Jesus before Pilate. Pilate asks, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus tells us his kingdom is not of this world. For more please click on the image. Peace be with you!
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