The Kingship of Christ and the Message of Fatima

Christ Pantocrator (Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, Belgrade)
Christ Pantocrator. Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, Belgrade. [Photo: Petar Milošević]
On the feast of Christ the King, we are reminded to make Christ the King of our hearts. Pope Pius XI spoke of this in his encyclical Quas Primas on the Kingship of Christ, but he added:

“if we ponder this matter more deeply, we cannot but see that the title and the power of King belongs to Christ as man in the strict and proper sense too. For it is only as man that he may be said to have received from the Father “power and glory and a kingdom,” since the Word of God, as consubstantial with the Father, has all things in common with him, and therefore has necessarily supreme and absolute dominion over all things created.” (n.7)

Our Lady at Fatima spoke of the consequences of sin for the world, not only in the lives of individuals, but also in the course of world events and the loss of faith.

In our own lives, we consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus whom we choose as King of our lives, our families and our parish. Let us strive to change our own lives to reflect this sovereignty of Christ the King and centre of all hearts, by being more faithful to the Mass and the sacraments and to our personal daily prayers.