It’s the Feast of Christ the King!
Which means it’s the last Sunday in the liturgical year, already!
Here is a bit of Fr. Andre, and his most excellent homily on this special day. Go read the whole thing, his meditation on the two crowns of Christ as King is worth the time. But for a lead in, here:
Pilate asks Jesus: “Are you the King of the Jews?…
Pilate’s arrogance does not intimidate Jesus, who then gives his own answer in the well-known words: “My kingdom is not from this world”….
Pilate is very astute. He does not see in Jesus’ answer a denial of his kingship. In fact, Pilate infers and insists: “So you are a king” (v 37). Jesus accepts his claim without hesitation: “You say that I am a king. For this I came into the world”. For what? To inaugurate a world of peace and fellowship, of justice and respect for other people’s rights, of love for God and for one another. This is the kingdom that penetrates our human history, illuminating it and leading it beyond itself, a kingdom that will have no end. When we pray the “Our Father”, we pray for this kingdom to come in its fullness.
Happy Feast Day.
Christ the King, my Lord and my God, pray for us.