Sunday, November 20, 2011

Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer: Christ the King

Weekly prayer reflection for Fall
“As King, Jesus Christ claims dominion over all creation, that He may present to you, His almighty Father, an eternal and universal kingdom: a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.”
Preface Prayer for the Feast of Christ the King
November 20, 2011
34th Sunday of the Year
St. Ignatius depicts life on earth as a battle between two leaders, namel
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y Jesus Christ and Lucifer or Satan. Both want us to be their followers. Their tactics differ, and of course one guides us to eternal life, to the heavenly kingdom, and the other tries to lead us to damnation and destruction.
The church year comes to an end today, with the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. It is time to renew our commitment to follow Him and His way, the way of loving service, the way of forgiveness and compassion.
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in Your Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords, mercifully grant that the peoples of the Earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under His most gracious rule, He lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
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