From Fr. Tom,
This is the last weekend of our church liturgical year. The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, formerly called “Christ the King” wraps up the liturgical year. The word “Universe” has been added to emphasize God’s authority over the immensity of all creation. Albert Einstein once wrote: “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind; and God does not play dice with the universe.” It is mind boggling to contemplate the vastness of the universe and more amazing that God holds it all together. Going even farther with Jesus as fully human and divine having total mastery of the entire universe, we as His created human beings are the most important to Him. Neither today’s readings nor the purpose of this special day teach us any real moral or psychological lesson. But when we think about the universe with God in charge of everything (the Alpha and the Omega) and that He is on our side, the sky’s the limit…literally.