The Kingship of Christ

The Solemnity of Christ the King (C)

What is it about the idea of a good, benevolent king that we find so attractive? Why are stories about King Arthur or King Aragorn so popular, even in America where we have rejected monarchical rule? As we end the liturgical year, the last Sunday of Ordinary Time is celebrated as the Solemnity of Christ the King. Jesus, our Universal High King, shows us in his person the true model of fatherly kingship.