One Lord!

Ephesians 4:5
One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

The Lordship of Christ is something we don’t think about, or take for granted most days.  Christians call Jesus “Lord” without a second thought.  Yet, the strength of the word is still discernible as soon as we put it in a new context.  Try calling your boss “Lord” or demanding that the children call Dad “Lord.”  Suddenly solemn majestic images of wise and august Solomonic kings or majestic medieval nobles shimmer before our eyes and the incongruity makes us feel silly.  Those images remind us of who our Lord really is.  Today, reflect on the majesty of Jesus the Lord.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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