Next Sunday will mark the end of the liturgical year for the Church. Unlike the secular calendar we Christians don’t and the year with partying and champagne. Instead, we close out our year with some apprehension about the future – but at the very and we celebrate the Festival of Christ the King. When all is said and done all our anxiety and fear throughout the year leads us to focus on ourselves, our wits, and our inability to make the world better. It is noteworthy that after we have celebrated Christ the King we begin that the dark, thoughtful, and hopeful season of Advent that leads predictably to the birth of Jesus – and the wonderful truth that a child becomes our Savior!