October 21, 2019

Tag - Christ the King

Our Place in His Kingdom

There is something very peculiar, unique actually, about the Gospel passage (John 18:33-37) given us on this final Sunday of the liturgical year: the dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. On this Sunday, as we do every year, we honor Christ as King of...

No Good Deed is Ever Wasted

Over 100 years ago the great Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote a much-loved story called Where Love Is, God Is . The hero of the story is an old cobbler, or shoemaker, who one night dreamt that Jesus told him, “Tomorrow I will visit you in your shop...

Food for the Soul

I recently read an article about a man named Michael, a professional pianist, who had three of his fingers crushed when a car door accidentally slammed shut on his hand one Sunday morning as he and his family were getting into their car on their way...

Jesus is a Very Unusual King

If we were to study all the various kings in human history, we’d find some strange and unusual characters. For instance, the ancient ruler Mithridates, king of Pontus in modern- day Turkey, was afraid of being poisoned by his enemies, so he built up...

A King Like No Other

This weekend the Church proclaims our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as King of the Universe. This offers us an opportunity to meditate on what it means to proclaim Jesus as King. And it offers us an opportunity to evaluate what influence this should...

Is Jesus Lord of Our Lives?

A new book called Church of Spies, authored by historian Mark Riebling, tells the fascinating story of Pope Pius XII’s many behind-the-scenes efforts to oppose, coordinate resistance to, and help overthrow Adolf Hitler, the evil, murderous dictator...

Are You a Subject of Jesus’ Kingdom?

There is something very peculiar, unique actually, about the dialogue between Pilate and Jesus in the Gospel of John (18:33-37). Pilate asks: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Nobody would ever dream of approaching Queen Elizabeth and ask her: “Pardon...

Ten Lies Our Society Promotes

Some years ago I read a magazine article describing a new junior high mathematics textbook being used in some parts of the country—with the teacher’s manual seriously recommending that if students gave wrong answers to any of the questions, the...

Our Search for Peace

Years ago, I met a friend who was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the time, he and his family had just moved to Michigan. As a born and bred Midwesterner (if you consider Michigan to be part of the midwest), I remember how difficult it...

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