Today the title “King of the Nations” doesn’t carry many positive connotations. I find it is helpful to think of the Ruler whom Mary invokes in the Magnificat which is today’s Gospel: The “Mighty One” who has done great things for me…the Just One who casts down the proud from their thrones and lifts up the lowly…who fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty…the One who remembers the promises made. This is the One for whom we long today.
Come, O Come and draw all nations into one family.
Come, O Come and judge with justice tempered by compassion.
Come, O Come and restore right relationships among us.
Break down all borders and barriers and walls that divide us. Let all divisions cease, in families, between nations, among people of every race and creed.