- Let's discover our weaknesses, diseases of the spirit, sins. What is the result of this discovery? That Christ draws near to the smallest brother to heal, console and deliver him. He is our King - said Fr. Janusz Kumala, MIC on the solemnity of Jesus Christ the King of the Universe at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń.
During the noon Mass, on the last Sunday of the liturgical year, Fr. Janusz Kumala, MIC, the curator of the Lichen shrine, welcomed the pilgrims present at the basilica and connecting via online broadcast. He noted that in the world of good versus evil, there is a constant danger of losing eternal life. - For Christ must reign, says St. Paul the apostle. When we look at the world we live in, these words take on deep meaning. They become prayer, our cry to God, said the curator of the sanctuary. He emphasized how easily we can turn our backs on God and refuse to accept His Reign. - Hence, we make sure that Sunday is the Lord's Day, when we meet Jesus in the Eucharist - Fr. Kumala reminded that every human being is called to life in eternity. He also recalled the frequently asked question: "Where is God?". - Today we have the answer: "Whatever you did for one of the least of these my brothers, you did for me." The Gospel tells us that Jesus is present in our midst and in us. If we miss God, let us discover the truth about Merciful Love. We need to meet the smallest brother in ourselves, whom we are to get to know, bend over him, shake hands. Each of us is hungry for love and a good word. Let's discover our weaknesses, diseases of the spirit, sins. What is the result of this discovery? That Christ draws near to the smallest brother to heal, console and deliver him. He is our King, the curator explained. "When we discover the riches of Christ's love, we want to pass it on to others," said the celebrant.
Before the blessing, Fr. Janusz Kumala read the act of consecrating mankind to Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. - We want to open our hearts and our lives to Him, entrusting to Him our personal, family and social everyday life in front of the Mother of the Church, Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland.
On the same day, the patronal feast of the Liturgical Service, the Marian thanked all those involved in the service to God and to the people at the altar in the parish communities. The custodian priest appealed to the faithful to allow the elderly access to the broadcast of the Holy Mass, and above all, encouraged them to make pilgrimages to the Licheń sanctuary.