This is the last Sunday of the Liturgical year as we begin Advent next Sunday.
We ask in the Collect of today's liturgy: "Almighty God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the Universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise...."
The second reading is from Paul's Letter to the Colossians 1:12-20.
Paul tells us that God transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son. "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible... all things were created through him and for him...." It is a wonderful portrait of Christ in whom all the fullness "was pleased to dwell and through him to reconcile all things for him...."
Let us spend this last week of the Liturgical year with Christ allowing Him to set us free from whatever is enslaving us from entering God's kingdom and helping others to also be free.