23 November 2020

Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P., on the Kingship of Jesus

"How is it that someone becomes a king? In most cases, kings are born by birth. Sometimes kings are elected, perhaps from among groups of nobility. In most cases though royal duty passes from parent to child. Kings serve the nation by carrying on the family duties of administration, leading public ceremonies, and contributing to political discourse. Think of the roles of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, or Felipe VI, King of Spain. The title and responsibility of kingship are handed down.

"Such is the case with Christ. The only begotten Son of the Father, he inherits the glory, the grandeur of our Heavenly Father. It is his by birth. 

"But Christ is not just another king. He receives his kingship from his Father. He reigns, teaches, judges, and loves like other kings. And yet his kingship is far grander. Christ is the lord of lords; he is the king of kings."

In a recent commentary, Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P., reflected on some of the characteristics of the kingdom of Jesus.

To access Fr Patrick's complete post, please visit: 

Aleteia: Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP: The kingship that can be resisted: Neither Love nor Truth are ever imposed (22 NOV 20)

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