January 20, 2021
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Touching the Face of God

About thirty years ago a U.S. Marine named Jim was given leave for ten days, and he was inspired to go to India in hopes of meeting and assisting Mother Teresa. When he arrived in Calcutta after a flight of almost 8000 miles, Jim was shocked and...

Two Things About Kingship

The readings for the feast of Christ the King teach us two things about kingship. First, the king is the sovereign ruler and second, the king is charged with the care of his people as the reading from Ezekiel 34 demonstrates. “I myself will look...

Christianity 101

Throughout the liturgical year we reflect on a variety of topics being presented and explained for our spiritual wellness and God’s glory. On this, the final Sunday of the liturgical year, on the feast of Christ the King of the Universe, let me try...

Jesus Christ: King of America

“As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words: I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final...

Our Lord and King

Well, it seems as if, for a while, we are all done with fairy tale royal weddings from the UK. Sensible people such as ourselves do not envy those most privileged couples because the harsh reality of life doesn’t allow us to dream of anything...

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...

Are We Full or Part-Time Kingdom Builders?

It is easy to preach about the Feast of Christ the King. However, to implement the lesson that Jesus teaches us in the Gospel of Matthew (25:31-46) is quite a different story. Perhaps the first thing that we should allow to sink in our mind and...