Wishing All Of You A Blessed Solemnity of Jesus Christ, The King

Today on the Catholic liturgical calendar we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King. Along with Easter and Christmas this is one of my favorite holy days. It reminds me that while we may sometimes feel disappointed with some of our earthly leaders we know that we have a true king whose decisions are right, just and always in our best interest.
In many lands the citizens or subjects of that land may be expected to give their lives in service to their king. We Christians know that the same is true for us, as well. However, we can also say that our king freely chose to give his life in service to his people, which is truly remarkable. (John 10:18.) Therefore, may all Christians have a blessed day and be reminded of the greatness of our king.

5 thoughts on “Wishing All Of You A Blessed Solemnity of Jesus Christ, The King

  1. Dear David… I didn’t realize you are Catholic as am I. Today is also one of the most wonderful feasts of the year. Being in my 70s it sadens me that I am not attending Mass in person. The good thing however is that virtually I can attend Mass at my former parish in PA which I miss very much.  Thanks for posting this. And thank you for all the tech notices you send out. I am learning so much.

    God bless and keep you safe,

    Sandy

    Ponte Vedra, FL

    • Sandy, thank you for your support and kindness. I also miss attending Mass in person but I am at least grateful that many parishes offer options to stream their Masses, not to mention EWTN which has been doing this for many years. I do go to confession when I need to and am, of course, very grateful for that opportunity. God bless you and hope that you continue to stay safe, as well.

  2. Thanks for this! AS a former choir leader (I don’t say director) this is one of my faves of the liturgical calendar! After Easter, Christmas and tied with Trinity Sunday, it will always be tops. Yes, the fact that He gave His life for me is humbling, to say the least.

    We have found a few churches still willing to at least somewhat defy the lock down orders of our thug governor. We’re headed for Mass shortly!

    God bless, and as always, I enjoy your posts.

    Kathy Claus

    P.S. My husband’s name is Chris Claus and he had a brother Nick. We have a great time with Christmas, but also remember Advent. 🙂

    • Hi, Kathy. I am sure that your governor is imposing restrictions on church attendance with the goal of saving lives. More people are becoming infected with the coronavirus each day as a result of the pandemic and limiting large gatherings is necessary so that lives can be saved. I certainly want things to return to normal as much as anybody but sometimes certain sacrifices may be required in order for that to happen.

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