“The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.” Our responsorial Psalm brings us into the presence of our majestic and sovereign God, calling us to contemplate His authority and dominion over all creation. The psalmist invites us to lift our hearts in praise and adoration to the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. Our God reigns supreme over all the earth. His power and glory know no bounds, and His majesty is beyond compare.

In a world filled with chaos and uncertainties, we find comfort in knowing that God is in control. He rules over the vastness of the cosmos, yet He is intimately aware of each one of us, knowing us by name and caring for us with a love beyond measure. This same King who governs the heavens desires to dwell within our hearts, guiding our steps and illuminating our path with His light.

The Psalm also reminds us of the attributes of our King. He is righteous and just, upholding truth and love. As we aspire to imitate our Lord, we are called to embody His righteousness and practise justice in our relationships with others. Through our actions, may we bring the light of Christ into the darkness of the world. Whilst God is the Most High, He is still approachable, loving, and merciful to His creation. We can turn to Him in prayer and seek His guidance, for He hears the cries of His people. No matter what trials we face, the Lord is with us, walking beside us through every storm and rejoicing with us in moments of triumph.

When doubts assail us, when challenges seem insurmountable, and when the world tempts us to lose sight of our faith, let us cling to the truth proclaimed in Psalm 97. Trust in the majesty of our God, for He is ever-faithful and His love endures forever. As we encounter the world, may we carry the message of His kingship through our words and deeds, becoming beacons of light and hope in a world yearning for His love.

God bless you +
Fr. Charles