As the visions during the night continued, I saw
one like a Son of man coming,
on the clouds of heaven;
when he reached the Ancient One
and was presented before him,
the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that shall not be taken away,
his kingship shall not be destroyed. (Dn 7:13-14)
Today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. On this day, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
We believe that Jesus is Lord and King.
If we do so, we must allow Him to be king rather than trying to assert our own “power” or “control” over Him.
Some people will never accept the Lord.
They mock Him to the very end of their lives.
Others, accept the Lord, maybe even late in life.
If they accept Him, they will be His people and live in His kingdom. This is precisely what we believe.
If anyone — ANYONE — goes to the Lord (1) truly repentant and (2) asking for forgiveness, that person’s sins will be forgiven.
We believe that.
Some people would not forgive. They do not forgive.
The danger in that is that they can neither ask for or expect to receive forgiveness if there is no forgiveness in their hearts.
Jesus is our King. He is a forgiving, merciful King.
Thank God for that!
FAITH ACTION: In asking the Lord for forgiveness this day, ask Him to give you the grace that you need to forgive those who have wronged you.