Christ is Lord
Christ is Lord of all. He is great beyond our understanding, and he is greatly to be feared. But he is also good, and he deserving of the deepest love and trust.
Christ is Lord of our salvation.
Christ is Lord of our children.
Christ is Lord of our family life.
Christ is Lord of our vocations.
Christ is Lord over all spheres of life; such as politics, science and art.
Christ is Lord of the convinced atheist.
Christ is Lord of the unbeliever, and his compassion toward unbelievers compels us to love them as well.
Christ is Lord over all his enemies.
The Christian conversion is not an event; conversion is an ongoing way of life that ”sees” Christ’s lordship over all, rejoices in it, continually entrusts oneself to him, and embraces his people. The Christian’s life of faith is not an exercise merely of the mind and will, but of the whole man; it covers all of the human existence, involves every human faculty, and shapes every vocation and relationship. The Christian hope is not a mere future hope that sees this world as nothing; it is a hope that desires this world to enjoy the fruit of Christ’s redemptive lordship as much as heaven. The Christian mission is not merely a mission to save individuals but one to redeem an entire people.
The Christian life is all-encompassing. But by embracing and transforming ”all” of life, the Christian life thus becomes ”ordinary”.