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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Solemnity of Christ the King

To day is the Solemnity of Christ the King, which falls on the last Sunday of the liturgical year.

The Gospel reading was from Luke 23:35-43
The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, He saved others, let him save himself if  he is the chosen one, the Christ of God." Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine they called out, "If you are King of the Jews, save yourself." Above him there was an inscription that read,"This is the King of the Jews."Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,"Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us." The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,"Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Let us pray that we have the same sure faith that the good thief, St. Dismas had when we have an opportunity to express it.

'Ite ad Joesph!"