Sunday, November 26, 2006

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Today is the feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the Church year. As the year winds down, we are called to be mindful of things we often aren’t comfortable with--death, the end of the world, Heaven and Hell, and accounting for the things we have (and haven’t) done. It can be all too easy to try to ignore these unpleasant things, or put them off until some nebulous time in the future. However, it is of the utmost importance that we do take time to earnestly contemplate these things. In the gospels of the last few weeks, Jesus has been reminding us that we do not know when He will return to judge us. It is all too easy to slip into the comfortable rut of complacency, telling ourselves that we will be good Christians tomorrow--a tomorrow that ever eludes us. Jesus calls us to leap out of our ruts and follow Him today.