Christ the King – a novel view

Sunday is the solemnity of Christ the King, a wonderful way to crown the liturgical year.

I will leave the serious theological aspects to others.  For this post, it is yet another aspect of Catholicism illuminated for me by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.  Aragorn portrays kingship, as defender and ruler of his people.  His judgment of Beregond is an example of the balance of justice and mercy. 

While I had some idea of “king” before reading LOTR at age 19, the concept of stewardship was somewhat vague.  Yes, I could give you a dictionary definition, but Denethor and Faramir fleshed out the idea of bad and good stewards and what stewardship entails.

So, let us practice good stewardship of what God has given us and tomorrow, let us honor Christ the King.

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