Solemnity of Christ the King

November 20, 2011


What you hear in today’s readings are the qualifications for Christ the King. You could think about this like his campaign promise, which is also a rather brutal commentary on the incumbent party.

If you were to read the section of Ezekiel just before what we hear today, you will understand Ezekiel tells them, “Woe to you who feed yourselves. For you consume the milk, cover yourself with wool and kill what was fattened. You did not feed my flock. You did not strengthen the weak, heal the sick and because you did not lead them, they were dispersed and killed.”

And so we hear today, what the leaders would not do, God will do on his own. Through Ezekiel, God promises to save Israel – not just to send a Messiah, a savior, but to be the savior. God promises to come down and save us from ourselves.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King: (Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalm 23:1-3,5-6; I Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Matthew 25:31-46)


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