The solemnity of Christ the King was declared when the world (or specifically Europe) began to shift from a land of monarchies to one of republics and democracies. With the rearrangement of Europe two prominent dictatorships gained control, these were Hitler and Mussolini. The Solemnity of Christ the King was a reminder of who truly was King of all creation, as greedy men tried to carve out their dynasties. I wrote more about that (here)
The collapse of monarchies and the rearrangement of states has occurred long ago, and this celebration is a perpetual reminder of the true King. Today, it is not only individuals that seek to climb to the throne. Governments have established their structure. Today it is government agendas that challenge the kingdom, and these agendas are often advanced by a select few that have advanced large sums of money.
That money is used to fund an army of media moguls that proclaim a message of social dictators that are often obscured from view. Those hidden kings are the ultra elite that lobby for a society that fits their whims. I don’t care to list their agenda, but listen to main stream media (MSM) and you will hear it clearly.
They are the large organizations that fund campaigns to meet their agenda. they are the one percent of the top one percent, a tiny fraction of society that tries to tailor society to their own whims. They are loud, and boisterous, and arrogant; they are the voice that is heard above all others. Listen to the news, listen to a politicians agenda.. Today the king is what money controls. Kingdoms are bought and sold.
This isn’t from the days readings, but somehow it seems relevant. It’s from the first book of Kings:
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
The Solemnity of Christ the King is a poignant reminder that the LORD often speaks quietly, and in a whisper. It is that whisper that those earthly kings try to drown out, that is the reason for their noise. The clamor is so that their opinion is heard above all others, especially above Christ the Kings. Those moguls of the airwaves, and of the press know they must speak loudly to be heard. They know they must they must drown out the truth if they are to rule. What they have is something they are selling, and not something they possess. They have an agenda, not Wisdom. Along with the well-financed social agendas of the day, Christ the King whispered. He whispered this:
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
Who has heard a news anchor or MSM talk show host scream about this? Has it made the news? Truth speaks in a whisper. No sales pitch needed.
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17
1 Cor 15:20-26, 28