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Nov 16, 2021

The King of Our Hearts

Dr. Edward Sri

Imagine a throne at the very core of your heart, who is sitting on that throne, you or Christ? As we approach the great feast of Christ the King, Dr. Sri invites us to acknowledge the kingship of Christ by kneeling before his throne, surrendering our whole lives to him, and letting him reign in our hearts.

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Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ- and you will find true life.”- Pope Benedict XVI


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Is Christ the King of your Heart?

  • On the feast of Christ the King, we remember that Christ is the anointed one and the great king of the universe who makes all things new. 
  • Do you allow Christ to reign in your heart? Do you surrender to Christ the King? Do you allow Christ to rule in your friendships, in your work, in your marriage, or in your household?
  • Who is really sitting on the throne of your heart, is it you? Is it your will, your desires, or your plans? 
  • Do you want to be in control or do you trust in Christ’s kingship? 
  • Jesus doesnt’ just want to be an important part of our lives, he wants to be at the center of our lives.
  • What is that thing that you are attached to and placing at the center of your life? A worry, a sin, a relationship, a plan?  Surrender that thing to the Lord and let him guide you. 
  • Don’t be afraid to kneel before the throne of Jesus and place all your desires, worries, fears, and plans at the foot of his throne. 

If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant, something unique, something that makes life so beautiful?…. No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great… Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ- and you will find true life.–  Pope Benedict XVI

“Take, Lord and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To you, O Lord, I return it. All is Yours, dispose of it wholly according to Your will. Give me Your love and Your grace, for this is enough for me.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola 


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Meet Your Host: Dr. Edward Sri

Dr. Sri is a theologian and the author of several best-selling books. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. A founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), Dr. Sri currently serves as its vice president of formation. He appears regularly on EWTN and resides in Colorado with his wife, Elizabeth, and their eight children.

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