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November 21, 2010: The Solemnity of Christ the King

Ask Jesus in prayer to help you be his faithful follower, that is, his faithful disciple.

Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…He is head of the body, the church. (Colossians 1:15-16, 18)

As we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, this year of the Church comes to an end.
Next Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, we begin a new year.
The Church year always concludes by celebrating Jesus. The fuller reading from Saint Paul (Colossians 1:12-20) points to Jesus as the center of human history and all of creation. There would be no Church without Jesus. This is good day to think about Jesus and his place in each of our lives. As a baptized Christian, how important is Jesus in your life? Is he at the center of your life?

Action:

If Jesus is the center of your life, what does that mean?
Does Jesus make any difference to who you are or how you act?
Sometime today ask Jesus in prayer to help you be his faithful follower, that is, his faithful disciple.

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is currently ministering as the Guest Services Coordinator in Woodhaven, a Retreat and Guest House. In addition to many liturgical involvements, she also is a volunteer visitor in Providence Health Care. Previously she served for 10 years on the SP leadership team general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

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