Short homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King Year B
Theme: Pilate said to Him, “so you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into this world to bear witness to the truth” – John 18:37….
By: Fr. Anagwo MC.
Homily for Sunday November 21 2021
Beloved in Christ today the Church celebrates the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the Universal King. It is a feast instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI in reaction to the growing secularism at that time especially after the World War I when most earthly kings assumed supremacy and relegated God. The feast of Christ the king is of capital significance as it reaffirms the supremacy of Jesus Christ who reigns from antiquity and whose kingdom is of divine origin, everlasting and has a universal jurisdiction. Today’s liturgy reminds us that everything begins and ends with Christ. In our society today where earthly rulers showcase their power and might, steal public funds, use weapons on their subjects and even kill in order to assume leadership positions, the kingship of Christ is anchored on Love. Faced with hardship, insecurity, problems and confusions, the Love of Christ strengthens us and keeps us going. Are you really connected to this Love / Kingdom or disconnected from it? *Remember* : The kingdom of Christ is not of this world: it is reserved for all who connect with Him.
May the Lord bless you + and keep you safe as you acknowledge him as the Universal King. It shall be well with you and family in this new week and beyond. YOU ARE GREAT! God loves you and so do I. Remain Blessed. Happy Feast of Christ the King
– Fr. Anagwo MC.