(Rev 19:11-16) And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire: and on his head were many diadems. And he had a name written, which no man knoweth but himself. And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood. And his name is called: THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
FROM THE MAILBAG REFLECTION by Father Ted – November 20, 2010
My dearest Lord Jesus, today You allow us to celebrate with You this feast in Your honor as Our King.
You came to us as a baby to enable us to truly get to know God as You know Him. You told us that His name is “Abba” that is Father, or more accurately Daddy.
You and He have a most remarkable and intimate relationship. And You want us to enjoy that relationship too.
You want us to enjoy that intimacy just as You do.
To help us to realize this – to help us to accept this reality, You became a little baby – just like us.
You felt the love not only of Your Father, but also of Mary, Your holy Mother, and that of Joseph, the loving husband of Mary, who loved You as a father.
Many of us did not experience the profound love that You did from Your Heavenly Father and from Your Mother and from Joseph.
And You want us to experience that deep love now and forever.
And so You offer this gift to us through Your Holy Spirit.
On this great feast day, You invite us to join You in worshipping – in loving the Father with You as You invite all of us to participate in Your Perfect offering of love to Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Every Sunday You ask us to come to be with You in this incredible offering of love.
You tell us through Your Holy Catholic Church, that You established, that this is the great way to show our own love for Him, as well as for You.
As You reminded us during Your Public Life, as revealed to us in the Holy Gospel of the Beloved Disciple, this is The way to show our love. You told us: “ If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” To join You in this Your Holy Sacrifice on Sunday is one of Your Commandments.
Jesus, may we never ever again neglect to fulfill this Your Command.
So many of us have been misguided into believing that we do not need to be united with You in Your Holy Sacrifice each Sunday. We have been deceived – and I know by whom. For he hates Your Father and You. And he hates us. He is the one who has misled so many of us into accepting his lies as if they were the truth.
Jesus, may we love You and Your Father more perfectly by doing what You ask of us. With the help of Your Holy Spirit and through the intercession of Mary and the other saints, may we strive to keep all of Your Commandments now and forever.
Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Make full use of Your rights over me.
I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced Satan and all his pomps and works, and I promise to live a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church.
Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my efforts in order that all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty, and that thus the Kingdom of Your peace may be established throughout the universe. Amen.
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