Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christ the King

“The Church does not cease to be amazed at the paradox of a King who made himself a servant, becoming like us in every way except sin . . . The King we contemplate today is in fact the Good Shepherd, who gives His life for His sheep. His kingship does not imply domination, but service” (Pope John Paul II).

Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King to help us to recognize His Divine Kingship.

Pope Pius XI said, “When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony” (Encyclical Letter Quas Primas).

Let us pray.....Almighty and everlasting God, who hast exalted thy beloved Son to be King over all worlds, and hast willed in him to make all things new : mercifully grant that the kindreds of the earth which are wounded and dispersed by sin : may speedily be knit together under his gracious sovereignty.  Who liveth and reigneth with thee.

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