Today was the Solemnity of Christ the King on the church calendar. I was really upset today because we had to cancel Mass. Yesterday I went to the ER after a couple of days of being in lots of pain, having chills and a fever. After all the tests the conclusion is I have an infection and was given IV antibiotics and put on 10 days of oral antibiotics. Because of the sickness, still being very weak, and not having any one else to take over, we had to cancel the Mass.
I love to preach on Christ the King because it is a day that we are reminded that Christ is King over everything. It does not matter what things may look like at the present - Christ is still in charge. This day reminds us of His kingly right over the minds, hearts, and wills of human beings so that they will be able to overcome all that comes against them.
"Jesus was anointed by the Father with the oil of gladness as the Eternal Priest and Universal King. As priest He offered His life on the altar of the cross and redeemed the human race by this one perfect sacrifice of peace. As King, He claims dominion over all creation, that He may present to the Almighty Father a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, and kingdom of justice, love, and peace. Amen."