Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
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The Kingdom of Christ the King

The Kingdom of Christ the King

 

“Your kingdom come…”
we pray this line many times,
and yet we wonder
where your kingdom is.

If we pay attention
to message of Jesus
your kingdom is
yes, in our hearts
yet it is encountered
with the poor,
with the homeless,
with the hungry.

Your kingdom is
where heartache is,
where recovery begins,
where forgiveness is known.

Your kingdom is
when we listen to each other,
when respect is given,
when life is honored.

Your kingdom is
what calls us to community,
what causes us to see anew,
what our foundation is built upon.

Your kingdom is
not about majesty and prestige,
rather it is about humility and tenderness;
two valuable qualities we often overlook.

Awaken your kingdom in our hearts again
for it seems we may have lost sight of it.
Awaken your kingdom in our hearts again
so, we may build it up
with the dignity, beauty and truth it is.
Awaken your kingdom in our hearts again
here and now,
among all peoples,
in all of creation,
now and forever.
Amen.

 

 

 

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