In the world today we can observe and experience many examples of authority abused and exercised without humility and wisdom.Thankfully, there are also many good examples, where authority is prudently understood as a precious and fragile gift, given on trust.
The Gospel reveals that there will be a time of reckoning, when Christ our Universal King will come again in judgement. Exactly when this will happen is not to be our concern, and we should not be afraid. Instead, as the people of God and the sheep of His fold, our calling is to constantly pray and work for the things of the Kingdom. And we will hear at mass that these include truth and life, holiness and grace, justice, love and peace.
Let us use this feast to dedicate ourselves, and our families and loved ones, to Christ our King and to his loving mission. Let us do this with renewed zeal and a heartfelt desire to resemble Him in word and deed.
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us….We are Yours and Yours we wish to be…..Grant, O Lord, to Your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquillity of order to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation, to it be glory and honour for ever. Amen.
(From the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ the King)