November 20, 2022
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
St. Augustine Catholic Church
My Dear Church Family,
Well church, once again we know our God is all in all. We call him King but maybe that does not mean too much to us who have lived in a democracy all of our lives. It was the best term that they could think of to show that Jesus is the head of everything. As of the second reading, a letter of St. Paul to the Colossians says that “He is the image of the invisible God. He is the firstborn of all creation. For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or powers: all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church.”
Well church that sounds like Jesus is more than important. Going all the way back to the beginning of our church. In a humble way, we call him king. That’s ok with me even if I never had a king in my life. We could call him president but that has too much of a political tone. That title is given to human beings with all of their imperfections, but it is still a very important title. Years ago, I found myself in awe and it was a delightful surprise when Barak Obama became our president. Still, that image doesn’t match what Paul has to say about Jesus.
Our Godhead Jesus starts his ministry of salvation by accepting the one we call the “good thief” into paradise. Humbly all of us can continually go to our God and proclaim that we need Him totally and we want to proclaim Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Amen.