I gazed into the visions of the night.
And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man.
He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence.
On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants.
His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.
First reading for the Solemnity of Christ the King
From the darkness, into our (often) chilled gloom, comes the light and warmth of the love of God.
It is a light, a love, that is shared by Christ our King at no little cost to himself. It is shared for our healing and our enlivening.
Stained glass. St Nicolas, Nantes. (c) 2016, Allen Morris