Monday, November 19, 2012
Psalm for Sunday, November 25, 2012, Christ the King
Psalm 93: 1, 1-2, 5
"The Lord is King, robed in majesty."
The Psalm celebrates God’s Kingdom,
in which the Lord reigns with majesty,
“girded with might.” God revealed His
kingship when he created the world.
But it is during the end times that the
kingdom of God will be displayed in
all its glory. This is in keeping with
our readings this week, in preparation
for our celebration of the Solemnity of
Christ the King this Sunday.
The prophet Daniel in our 1st reading
speaks of the coming of the Son of Man
during the end times. Our 2nd reading
from Revelation is more explicit and
brings us into the picture. Christ’s blood
frees us, and makes us into a kingdom,
where we become priests for God the Father.
The kingdom is to be ruled under the
Lord's decrees, which are firmly established,
as the Psalm reminds us. But as Jesus says
in the Gospel, His kingdom is not of this world.
His kingdom cannot be observed. But surely
it is among us, and most certainly, in our hearts.
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. Our psalmist proclaims, "The Lord is king,
robed with majesty, girded with might." Yet our
Lord Jesus did not seek a kingdom belonging to
this world. Where do you find the kingdom of
the Lord? How do you reach our mighty Lord?
2. The Psalm says that the Lord's throne stands
firm and is everlasting. In what way do you gain
strength from this verse?