Ordinary Time: October 26th
Commentary for the Readings in the Extraordinary Form:
"He shall rule. . .unto the ends of the earth. . .All kings. . .shall adore Him, all nations shall serve Him".
The "modern" man acts as "monarch of all he surveys" in the study of science, the enjoyment of pleasure, the worship of the State.
Yet we are not the creators of our resources, but only the beneficiaries of the Creator. This Feast reaffirms that the wounds in the families of nations are caused by sin, namely, the abuse of these borrowed gifts; that all things (must be) restored in (Christ)".
Jesus alone has the right, well earned, as the Redeeming Lamb Who was slain, to be King over all the earth; to be King of Truth in our minds; to be King of our wills under the standard of His Law; to be King of Love in our hearts.
The Lord will bless His people with peace only when they accept Him as King.