Christ the King – And the End of the World as We Know It…
Christ the KING? A problem here? Yes, we do not have a king or queen in the United States. It’s especially true since the deaths of Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. We have no king. If we did, he would wear only “new clothes.”
Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King in 1925 to stand against secularism and nationalism. (!) It celebrated the End Times in order to give people the picture that 1) Christ is the ONLY King, 2) secular and national pursuits cannot stand against the inevitability of the coming Reign of Christ, and 3) Christ Jesus will return on the Last Day to judge the nations.
Our feast celebrates the presence NOW of that Ruler who witnesses to Truth and who reigns from the Cross. To whom do I offer allegiance this Cyber Monday?