After a few weeks off following the election and my ordination to the priesthood, I’m back with a sermon offered at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa on the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King, November 22, 2020.
The observance of this Sunday as “Christ the King” Sunday is a relatively new addition to the liturgical calendar. It serves as the New Year’s Eve of the church year. November 22 is also the feast day of C.S. Lewis. I think Lewis’ sanctified imagination helps us to hear the good news of this passage from Matthew Chapter 25 that we often call “The Judgment of the Nations” or the “Parable of the Sheep and Goats.”
Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 * Psalm 100 * Ephesians 1:15-23 * Matthew 25:31-46