We don’t talk about “reigns” very much anymore, other than indulging in Commonwealth angst about what will happen when Elizabeth II dies and Charles ascends the throne (just so you know, nothing will happen really). Most of us have no idea what it might be like to have a hands-on kind of monarch like in the old days, or currently in some other countries.
If this is true, and I’m pretty sure it is, why am I bringing it up at all? Because this Sunday is the last Sunday in the Liturgical year which means it is Christ the King Sunday or the Reign of Christ Sunday. This notion of Christ the King prompts many of us to consider what it might mean, i.e. if Christ is the king as the Sunday suggests how can we tell? If Christ is reigning in any meaningful way then shouldn’t we have a world that is, if not perfect then much closer to perfect? These are good questions and if you give one or both these sermons a listen you might want to let me know if I give you any good answers to these good questions.
Knox Presbyterian What kind of a reign is this?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian What kind of reign is this?
By the way I am very much aware that this is the day the Grey Cup will be awarded to either the Hamilton Tiger Cats or the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I didn’t make much mention of it in either sermon nor in either service really but I would very much like to see the Roughriders take the cup when they are at home but if they do or they don’t . . . . neither outcome says anything about the Reign of Christ.