Today in the life of the Church we celebrate the reign of Christ the King. This celebration marks the end of the Church’s year, and we look forward to the advent of God among us, Emmanuel. When we honour Christ as king, we recognize that the rule of Christ is now and not yet. We live in a world where we proclaim Christ as Lord and salvation for the earth. We recognize that the earth is not all at peace, there is hardship, division, hostility and hurt in the world. We celebrate that God in Jesus helps us to gain perspective among the messiness in our daily existence. We celebrate that Jesus is ruler and Lord of all creation. In the readings today we are reminded of our responsibility as baptized persons, to respond to all in need, of low estate, of high standing. We are called to feed, clothe, and care for those who are present to us.