Today is the last Sunday in the liturgical calendar, so the end of the Christian year, known as The Feast of Christ the King. This is a relatively modern concept, instituted by the Pope of 1925 in response to growing secularism and nationalism. It is now recognised by most Christian denominations.
We remind ourselves that Christ the King was a very different role model, when compared with today’s and yesterday’s world leaders, coming to serve, not be served.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10: 45
The New Year starts next Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, which is a time of waiting, preparation and anticipation! We look back two millennia and the time of Christ’s birth but also look forward to his return.