Hidden catechism in the playing cards

The “King’’
Jesus the KingThe ‘King’ in the playing card symbolizes Jesus as the King of Heaven and earth. Christ the King is a title of Jesus in Christianity referring to the idea of the Kingdom of God where Christ is described as seated at the right hand of God. The titles of “Christ” and “king” are not used together in the gospel, but “Christ” is in itself a royal title (i.e. “the anointed [king]”). In the Greek text, Christ is explicitly identified as king several times, so in Matthew 2:2, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?” In John 18, Pilate refers to the implication that Christ is a royal title by inquiring explicitly if Jesus claims to be the “king of the Jews”. Similarly, in John 1:49, a follower addresses Jesus as “the king of Israel”. In the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel proclaims to Mary, “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” In the Book of Revelation it is declared that the Lamb is “King of kings, and Lord of lords”. The Feast of Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925. The General Roman Calendar of 1969 moved its observance in the Roman Rite to the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, the final Sunday of the liturgical year, the Sunday prior to the Advent Sunday.

Dear friends, at last when Johnson finished his hidden catechism from the playing cards, the children were very happy, because they learnt something new from the playing cards. They always remembered their basic catechism and their catechism teacher whenever they would play with the playing cards. It’s a catechism for all of us irrespective of age to know our basic catechism and basic truths of our catholic faith because we are the members of the church of Christ

-Fr. Leslie Gomes