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Christ the King of the Universe C Year

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Today’ feast shows us what the true reigning of God is about in our world. Jesus Christ is a pattern of this reign and we can take notice of this very strange and exceptional reign. He became a king who died on the cross for the sake of creation after the fall of primordial sin, and to direct it back to his Creator. His throne is highlighted during his torture on the cross, his words come from the merciful offering of this cross, an effect of his reign; a peace governed in the hearts of those who tested his forgiveness and have come back to God. It is a king from the line of David, which was expected for by many generations of Israel, but it is a king whom was ridiculed and unjustly condemned to death by his Jewish nation and whose reign from the cross, becoming for everyone who is harmed, a sign of hope, power and a presence of God. It is a king who united himself with the last abandoned man bringing him peace, relief (rebirth) and salvation. In this way, God in Christ appears as a true blessing for each person restoring his contact with God. St. Paul rightly encourages us to give thanks to God the Father for this undeserved gift: “Let us give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light. He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” His divine dignity and his work of salvation make Christ the head of the community of redeemed people, it means, of the Church, as he inaugurates a new creation, a true Kingdom of God; God who reigns in the hearts of the people and triumphs in heaven.