Your bone and your flesh

Christ the King

Greetings on this the The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Readings: 2 Sm 5:1-3; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43
Notes: We have arrived to our Solemn celebration!

Christ is King!
Of all the things we face in life and in common the sentence of death, we have faith in the divine, hope from the divine and the love of the divine. Our King! Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh he looks upon us.

God deigned to become one like us that He might be our King.
Not that he needed us but loved us that we might know him as like us.

Returning us to the first words Adam ever spoke worthy to be written down:

The man said: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of man this one has been taken.” (Gen 2:23).

Advent approaches.
Bethlehem beacons.
The child.
The King.

Serving at the VAMC today. Today makes the end of my one-year sabbatical. In fact, I worked through it due to the continued international COVID crisis. Nevertheless, I traveled around the world. Walked a good part of it.

And in all of it, the presence of the King.
Everywhere I went I exclaimed: Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh!

First reading
Here we are, your bone and your flesh.

Responsorial Psalm
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced because they said to me, “We will go up to the house of the LORD.” And now we have set foot within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Second reading
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He is the head of the body, the church.

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he himself might be preeminent.

For in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile all things for him, making peace by the blood of his cross through him, whether those on earth or those in heaven.

Alleluia Verse
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!

Gospel Portion
First words from ‘Adam’ ever recorded:

The man said: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of man this one has been taken.” (Gen 2:23).

The Last Ask to Jesus from ‘Adam’ recorded:

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Jesus, Christ, King.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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