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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

November 23, 2014

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J

Make Your Choice

People of different generations sometimes call God’s love to mind and sometimes simply ignoree it. The ones who ignore it fill their lives with other gods—
whichever seem most attractive. Idols, these are called.

In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Give Drink to the Thirsty

The words of Jesus in the gospels challenging us to reach out to the physically poor are not intended spiritually. The corporal works of mercy are about reaching out to the physically poor, pure and simple.


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Embodied Love

It is good to have a God who enters human history, but anything in history is local, constrained in time and space, cut off from so many things that aren’t
right here, right now.


The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Humility Enthroned

They are those who give food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty, who welcome strangers and clothe the naked, who comfort the ill and visit prisoners. What a king and what a kingdom!


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Christ the King

This king is the almighty and glorious God. Why did he come into the world in solidarity with the poor, wear thorns for his crown, and have a cross for his throne?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

For Dorothy Day—The Water Strider

a voice


and she