Week of the Sunday from Nov 20 to Nov 26; Christ the King; Proper 29, A Collect Reflection

Christ the King Sunday

The last Sunday after Pentecost, before the start of a new church year at Advent, is known as “Christ the King Sunday.” Here is the collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of […]

Week of the Sunday from Nov 6 to Nov 12; Proper 27, A Collect Reflection

Why did God become human?

Many theologians have asked this question throughout the centuries. Perhaps most famously, St. Anselm (Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 until 1109, by the way) wrote an entire work on the topic: Cur Deus Homo? (“Why was God a Man?”).

Now, according to Anselm, God became a human in order to pay humanity’s debt (of withheld honor) to God. Because […]

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