Who is your king?

Posted by    |    October 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 am

Profile of the Imperial State Crown from the right, the crown's left (Credit: CSvBibra via en.wikipedia.org)We’ve been considering the ten most important spiritual truths I’ve learned over the years, starting with the earliest and continuing to the most recent. 

Today we’ll finish our series with #1: God is a King.

I am an Anglophile.  I am fascinated by all things British, from Buckingham Palace to the idyllic English countryside.  Every time I’ve been to England I left more enthralled with the history and traditions of the British Empire.  But there’s one part of Great Britain I’m glad we rejected in the War of Independence–the monarchy.  The royal family is today more symbolic than despotic, but there was a day when every subject of the Crown was just that–a subject.

We Americans don’t like kings.  We want to govern ourselves–the less others have authority over us, the better we like it.  We are consumers who work hard for what we have and measure success by our possessions.