This weekend the Church observes the Feast of Christ the King. It is a feast that acknowledges that Jesus is Lord, not only of individuals, but of nations, empires, cultures, and the entire universe. It is a feast that focuses on the fact that he will come again to judge the living and the dead, and that all history finds its fulfillment in him. The Dominion of Christ over all creation is shown in the fact that he has conquered death. That is why his followers are pro-life. They bear witness to his kingdom, which the liturgy of this weekend says is “a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.”
This weekend, let’s celebrate the fact that Christ is King, and that life has the last word over death.