Monday, November 16, 2015
Psalm for Sunday, November 22, 2015
Psalm 93: 1, 1-2, 5 (Read)
“The Lord is king, robed in majesty."
The Psalm celebrates God’s Kingdom,
in which the Lord reigns with majesty,
“gird about with strength.” 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 this Sunday's first
reading speaks of the coming of the Son
of Man during the end times. (Daniel 7:13-14)
Sunday's second reading (Revelation 1:5-6)
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 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. (John 18:36)
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?