This weekend we celebrate the great Solemnity of Christ the King. It also draws to a close our liturgical year in the life of the Church as we prepare to begin the Season of Advent.
Next to the gift of life, our faith is the greatest gift we could ever be given. That faith stems from an ongoing and active relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. That Son is rich in love and mercy. It is that love and mercy that we are called to share with others. This can be both a challenge and opportunity. Every day, we hear about the great need, and that need is found right in our own community. I was in awe last week when Deacon George spoke of the generosity of our community in giving to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Those donations provide for so many, the poor and the powerless. These are the ones who our King identifies with the most. Our King is not a king of wealth and power.
May we continue to care for those in need, for they are Christ in our midst. May we turn to our Lord, Christ the King, for help and assistance. May the Holy Spirit give us that nudge to see the need in our midst. May we seek comfort in our faith, and know that we need not be afraid. Everything we need for our salvation is given to us in Sacred Scripture, and each week we unpack it, together, and help one another along the way to bring it alive, to reveal Christ’s presence in our midst, all with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Know of my prayers, today and always, and thank you for all that you do to care for those in need.
From Our Pastor