Whether we know Him or not, believe in Him or not our lives will be measured, ultimately, according to our submission to His Rule.
Too bad that we don't like this kind of language -left alone the reality of having to surrender to anyone -God included. It is too bad because we were born for this surrender to our Savior King.
The second reading of the Divine Office today gives us a hint, in the words of Origen -one of the Fathers of the Church- as to what can we expect from Christ's Kingship:
The kingdom of God within us will reach its highest point when the Apostle’s words are fulfilled, and Christ, having subjected all his enemies to himself, will hand over his
Christ is the only King who wants all and each one of us sitting in the throne with him sharing in the Glory of the children of God. He gave his life in the cross to conquer this legacy for us. This is our future in following Christ's lead.
We can be sure that we will meet Christ in a more or less distant future. And when we meet him the issue will not be to present ourselves holy and without sin before him, but to be able to choose Him and trust Him in spite of our sins -past and present- because that's the only thing he needs to save us: that is, that we choose to be saved.
Let us think about this. Let us pray for this ultimate grace in our life and in the life of those we love. Let us become familiar with this choice for Christ in our life. Let us practice some training in making the most decisive choice of our lives, a choice that no human being can skip.
And let us rejoice as we sing with all the Saints.
Christ Jesus, Victor!
Christ Jesus, Ruler!
Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!