He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
and of His kingdom there will be no end.
Many aspects of Catholic faith are not easy to hold on to and this is one of them. The sheer proposition of the eternity of Christ and His kingdom is mind-boggling, particularly in an age where it appears that the old verities of Christian belief are under such continual seige from the surrounding culture. Surely the confidence in Christ will eventually go the way of an ancient Egyptian’s belief in Osiris, won’t it? The devil’s trick here is to get us to assume we can see a future that is not really there while getting us to take our minds off the past and present, which we can see. If Christ rose from the dead (and He did) then that’s that. He is God and the Resurrection and the Life and all the opinion polls in the <i>New York Times</I> make not a bit of difference to the truth of that fact. His kingdom shall have no end because His life shall have no end.