The King of Love

The celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King at the end of the Church’s liturgical year is like a jewel set in a crown. It is a reminder to us of the ultimate reality: Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Our gospel for this Sunday shows our King beaten and broken. He wears a crown, not of gold, but of thorns. This is a very different sort of king from what we might imagine. Yet he is king.

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