Come, inherit the Kingdom

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE November 22, 2020 WORD of the DAY  When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne,  and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’          (Matthew 25: 31-36) How shall I live this Word?   We have reached the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Sunday on which we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The passage proposed by today’s Liturgy is the page that concludes...

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD November 26, 2017 OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST KING of the UNIVERSE       WORD of the DAY And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25: 40) How shall I live this Word? The Judgment scene is majestic and could make us anxious.  Our God is a universal King who calls everyone to give an account of their action.  His judgment, however, is not according to our way of thinking. It could happen that in this supreme moment, we do not recognize our King.  His ‘revenge’ will surprise us if we do not already act according to the commandment of His mercy.  In fact, our fate is not decided in the after-life.  It is now that we decide we are for Christ or against Him by the way we take care of our sisters and brothers who are beside us.   The Voice of St. John Chrysostom, Theologian   Do you want to honor the body of Christ?  Do not despise someone you see covered with rags.  After having...