Sunday, January 10, 2016

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 110 - Part I.

YOUCAT Question n. 110 - Part I. Why is Jesus Christ the Lord of the whole world?

(Youcat answer) Jesus Christ is Lord of the world and Lord of history because everything was made for his sake. All men were redeemed by him and will be judged by him.        

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 668) "Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living" (Rom 14:9). Christ's Ascension into heaven signifies his participation, in his humanity, in God's power and authority. Jesus Christ is Lord: he possesses all power in heaven and on earth. He is "far above all rule and authority and power and dominion", for the Father "has put all things under his feet" (Eph 1:20-22). Christ is Lord of the cosmos and of history. In him human history and indeed all creation are "set forth" and transcendently fulfilled (Eph 1:10; cf. 4:10; 1 Cor 15:24, 27-28).    

Reflecting and meditating 

(Youcat comment) He is over us, and the only One to whom we bend the knee in worship; he is with us as Head of his Church, in which the kingdom of God begins even now; he is ahead of us as Lord of history, in whom the powers of darkness are definitively overcome and the destinies of the world are brought to perfection according to God’s plan; he comes to meet us in glory, on a day we do not know, to renew and perfect the world. We can experience his nearness especially in God’s Word, in the reception of the  sacraments, in caring for the poor, and wherever “two or three are gathered in my name” (see Mt 18:20).  

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 669) As Lord, Christ is also head of the Church, which is his Body (Cf. Eph 1:22). Taken up to heaven and glorified after he had thus fully accomplished his mission, Christ dwells on earth in his Church. The redemption is the source of the authority that Christ, by virtue of the Holy Spirit, exercises over the Church. "The kingdom of Christ (is) already present in mystery", "on earth, the seed and the beginning of the kingdom" (LG 3; 5; cf. Eph 4:11-13).     

(This question: Why is Jesus Christ the Lord of the whole world? is continued)

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