In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today we can remember St. Clement of Rome, our fourth Pope.
St. Clement wrote that charity means to give our gifts with love, and that charity brings us very close to God our King.
We have mentioned that last Sunday we celebrated the feast of "Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe" more commonly known as "Christ the King Sunday", which is the last Sunday before Advent starts.
The message of this Feast is simple. "Our King is Christ!" And this King's message is different from any human king's message. He didn't come with weapons of war but simply as one of us and full of love and hope. He is a king who became as ordinary as you and me to empower us to extra-ordinary things.
In the gospel of Luke, it is written:
"Jesus said, 'Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn,
and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give
and it will be given to you.'"
By being the best person we can be, we are loving others, loving God and loving ourselves. God as our King will regard each of us according to how much we love and bring life to the world and others. We are called to the best of our abilities to simply live lives of love, forgiveness and justice; God will handle the rest. Be gentle with one another.
We move on in our day in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.