This Sunday, the last Sunday in our church calendar year, the first Sunday before Advent, is recognized as Christ the King Sunday. This is the 95th year that the church, in some form, has recognized this day. It began as a Catholic tradition, when Pope Pious XI instituted it in 1925 in response to growing worldwide secularism and nationalism.
What did it mean to proclaim Christ is King in 1925 in the age of the Rockefeller’s and Carnegies? What does it mean for us today to pronounce that Christ is King, even as we marvel at our technology, inventions and how far we have come as the human race? What does it mean that our King regularly says things like “Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me.” And then the ones who did not do for others in a likewise fashion will live in eternal separation from God and
Christ is inviting us to show faithfulness in our journey by living in the light and freely and regularly offering that light to others. We’ll unpack this more Sunday morning at 8:30, 9:30 and 11:00.
Pastor Michael Williams