Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.
King of the Nations, and the one they desired, keystone, who makes both peoples one, come and save mankind, whom you shaped from the mud.
When we refer to Jesus as “Rex” or King we do so in spite of all the other things and people that take that title to themselves.
The king of what?
When I first converted to Orthodoxy I added the following line to my email:
It means “Jesus Christ Conquers”. A friend of mine, who had left the Orthodox church for evangelicalism, commented to me “en totu”, all. Jesus Christ Conquers All. Everything.
Except those things that say they are the king themselves.
And those things we make our own little kings to worship…
In the Gospel Jesus says that we should worry about nothing because God the Gather will take care of us. The things we want, the things we desire over against God’s providence for us, the things that we let run our lives.
What is king of your world other than Jesus?
What do you want for Christmas?