Happy Solemnity of Christ the King! So many of us associate this solemnity and Christ’s Kingship with the kind of photo you see to the left: Christ victorious, in glory, accomplishing all that is supremely Good: establishing a Kingdom of Justice, Love & Peace…all the ideals our world and her various societies need.
Yet, as often as we might hope for a regal ruler of the Kingdom of God, we are quickly reminded that God stoops to accept & embrace all of our humanity, including jeering, suffering, and even death. But as King, Christ rules even those darker aspects of our lives. A blessed feast to you.
(The first photo is taken from a seminary in Ottawa, while the second photo is of the main crucifix of the cathedral in Lucca, Italy)