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Vocation Meditation -
Christ the King, 2011

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on the throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats.

This Sunday is the Solemnity of Christ the King.

This feast concludes the church year and occurs on the last Sunday before Advent.

The close of ordinary time looks towards the close of all time, when Christ will be recognized for who He is: the King of Kings and the Master of the Universe.

Recognition, of course, must be followed by an acceptance that shows itself through actions. The proof is in the pudding: we can bow down before the King with our acts of service to our brothers and sisters or we can live out a treasonous lifestyle that is selfish and self-consumed.

Either way, His mission will end with a definitive judgment; He will separate the good from those who rejected the one true Good.

Vocation Challenge:
'and he will separate men one from another... '
Am I prepared to be judged by the only King that matters?

My Lord and my God,
Grant me the grace to recognize Your divine Kingship in each and every moment of my life. Help me to live a life of service to you and to each of the least of your brothers. Pray that I may seek always to do your will. Amen.

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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