Happy Fest of Christ the King!
Today I reflected on the Old Testament, when the Israelites demanded a King be put over them. Samuel warned against a King, saying that the people would be his slaves (1 Samuel 8:10-22). Still…they cried out for that slavery, instead of being ruled by God alone.
Flash forward to the present. Jesus Christ reigns and can be found in the tabernacle or on the altar at Mass. We can encounter him and receive him into our body.
Yet, still, many are over-ruled by the desire to relax on Sundays, rather than to keep holy the Sabbath. After a long week, Sunday has been turned into the day to sleep in and lounge around, watching football. Worship of the highest King eternal has been removed entirely from the day he set aside for our rest.
I am reminded of our oldest son’s baptism, when the priest said that baptizing a child and then never bringing them back to Mass, is like throwing them a banquet feast, and then never feeding them again. It’s spiritual child abuse.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament,
be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.