The King

Jesus is the king. His palace is the Mass. His throne is the most Holy Eucharist. He is not the typical king and his kingdom is not the typical kingdom. He broke the mold for kingship. He is not the king who rules us. He is the king who loves us. In place of rules, regulations, red tape and rigmarole, the means by which he governs us is love. In the kingdom of the king who loves us, the citizens govern themselves (Third Stage of the Escape). We desire to please him. We trip all over ourselves in our eagerness to please him.

Love has a face by which we can identify it. The face of love is generosity. No generosity; no love. Look into the face of God and give thanks.

P.S. God can afford to be generous with us. He is omnipotent.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.