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Reflections on Today’s Gospel

First Published: 2018 November 25

Revelations 1:8 ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.’

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Today is the last Sunday in the1 year, the Feast of Christ the King.2 It’s a great way to end the year, especially because we get a line from my3 favorite book, Revelations.

We also get to use today as a way to reflect on the year we’ve had, and whether we’ve lived this Year of Grace4 as if Christ was “King of the Universe.”5

Since I’m preparing for the end of my semester and time abroad, the ending of the year is the first of a lot of endings I’m going to have to be ready for. But, that’s neither here nor there.

Draft 1

Today is the last Sunday in the6 year. It’s the feast of Christ the King.7 So, today is the day we celebrate the idea of Christ as the “one who is and who was and who is to come” as a part of the Trinity.

And, we get a reading out of the book of Revelations, which is always nice in a reading. But, today, as the last day of the year, so it’s time that I think about endings. My liturgical year has almost ended, and so the Year of Grace has too. I wonder what Pope Francis will decide next year will be.


  1. liturgical

  2. of the Universe?

  3. tied for

  4. wow it would be embarrassing if I got the wrong year here

  5. that’s also the title that always feels the most awkward for me to say, because it feels anachronistic (it took me way too long to remember that word) to me

  6. liturgical

  7. of the universe?