Our King

26 Nov

“Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in His great campaign of sabotage.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It is also the last Sunday in our liturgical year.  Next Sunday, we begin a new year with the First Sunday of Advent.

C.S. Lewis wrote a great many fiction books such as The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy as well as many non-fiction Christian apologetic books.  He had been a fallen away Christian in his teen years but came back to the practice of his faith later on and was prolific in his belief in the Lord.

I see him almost taking on a Narnia kind of language as he speaks about us being called by Christ, our King to take part in His great campaign of sabotage.

Now, you might think, what does he mean by sabotage.  Certainly, Jesus would not involve Himself in anything like that, nor should we.

However, is that not what Christianity is all about?  Sabotaging the kingdom of the devil so that we can win as many souls as possible for the Lord?

Jesus Christ is our King.  He won the battle over sin and death.  We have a share in His resurrection if we remain faithful to Him here on earth.  But, remaining faithful means that we engage in the continued battle against sin.  If we do not wage that war, we will become deluded by the enemy and lose our way to the Kingdom.

All armies, all nations, need great leaders. The leader shows them how to fight.  The leader shows them how to become victorious.  Our leader, Jesus Christ, has shown us a way much better than the way of the world:  peace.

Peace is more than a word.  In order for peace to become a reality, we need to work at establishing it and maintaining it.  Peace begins with our very selves.

Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your strength, and with all your mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two laws, all others are based. Our King calls us to be people of peace and love.  Let us work on that this day.

FAITH ACTION:  Do something good for yourself today and something good for another.