THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
The Kingship of Jesus Christ
“My kingdom does not belong to this world.” (Jn 18:36)
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ, the King of the whole universe. By this celebration, we acclaim Christ our King and the King of all peoples. But what kind of King is He? Pilate interrogated Jesus thinking that His Kingship is like his, which is an earthly kingdom. Jesus tells Pilate that His “Kingdom is not of this world.” That means that the Kingship of Christ, the King of the whole universe, is not earthly.
We Christians are the subjects of the Kingdom of Christ. He reigns over the whole universe in and through us.
Jesus Christ reigns over those who believe in Him, accepts His teachings, and makes efforts with the help of the Holy Spirit to live by them. They acknowledge His authority. Most Christians today do not recognize the authority of Jesus over their lives, and that makes it difficult for them to enjoy their Christian life and live for others to imitate. In the same light, most parents fail in their call to live an exemplary life for their children to emulate. If Christ is our King, we must learn to surrender our hearts to Him, and we must enthrone Him as the King in our lives and allow Him to reign over us and touch other people’s lives through us.
The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of love. Those who have Christ as their King receive the grace to love and serve everyone.
The question is: “Is Christ reigning over us?” Is He on the throne in our lives as the King of our hearts?
Father, may you reign! May you reign!
Jesus, may you reign! May you reign!
Holy Spirit, may you reign! May you reign!
Father, may you reign!
Jesus, may you reign!
Holy Spirit, may you reign!
May you reign forever!