Jesus Christ is King of the Universe, which means…everything! Brendan Gottschall, SJ, reflects on today’s Solemnity and what it means to call Jesus the King of the Universe. Based on the readings for Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Jesus is King of the Universe and that means more than space.
Hi, I’m Brendan Gottschall, and this is my One-Minute reflection.
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
Often when we think of the universe, the image that comes to mind is an expanse of space, something like the photographs taken by the Webb Space Telescope. But the universe as a concept refers to all that is real, the ordered reality in which we live.
When we say that Jesus is king of the universe, it doesn’t just mean that all the physical matter and forces are subject to His authority. Jesus is also King over our loves, friends, families, societies, and the whole of human reality as well. We use similar language to talk about the physical universe and our social realities – light and darkness, movement and stillness. Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God, is Lord over it all and has brought light from darkness and offers all of us salvation in His kingdom.