Sermon Introduction –
In the church calendar, this weekend is “Christ the King” Sunday. As the name suggests, it’s the day we talk about Jesus as our king! But what does this king teach us to do? How does he teach us to live?
Introduction to this week’s readings –
On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet we await the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.