God so loved the world that He sent forth His only begotten Son—to preach and teach, to heal and renew, and to die and rise in fulfillment of the ancient Scriptures. The Risen Christ transformed the history of humanity, and the whole world. Let there be no doubt. No great king, emperor or ruler has had the widespread fame, worldwide impact and wisdom of our one and only humble Lord. Amazing! After all, He was but the Son of a modest but Holy Mother and a working man with that holy name of Joseph. Empires have come and gone. Nations have come and gone. The greatest ruling armies and navies have been defeated and today receive but a mere mention in terms of the unfolding history of our modern world. But our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continues to influence and really have an impact in billions of lives and families. All the kings’ men, and all the kings might, cannot stamp out and defeat God’s infinite love, divine mercy and compassionate justice. Holy is He who walked among us, and gave us salvation. No king, emperor or ruler can make such a truthful claim.
As children of God, modern disciples of Christ the King, may we awaken every day fully understanding that indeed this is the day our Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. When you awaken, you are breathing, quite alive, and a hopefully a person of awe, thanksgiving and deep heartfelt appreciation. Always strive to walk humbly in the company of Christ. Carry His infinite love within the very depth of your heart, mind and whole being. You know God. Do you love God? Fall ever more deeply in love with He who has fulfilled your dreams and hopes. If not, then stand there realizing just how Christ centered your life really is.
On this very day, a day created by our Father and Creator, is a moment in time. It’s a snapshot of time itself and gives unto all of us the basic belief that there is a tomorrow, a new day, a day right now unknown to us. Maybe tomorrow is the last day for some of us. Nonetheless, we always place our faith, hope and trust in our dear Lord, Christ our King.
-Father Michael Briese