Shared by Good Shepherd’s resident expert on royalty, Marlene Koenig
As this is Christ the King Sunday, Pastor Jen asked me if I could speak for a few minutes about a royal who I think embodies faith.
It was not difficult for me to find a royal who is conscious of his faith – and is not afraid to speak about it or about religion. Several years ago he said : “[Faith] is so often under threat in our day. The whole concept of faith itself or anything beyond this existence, beyond life itself, is considered almost old-fashioned and irrelevant.”
Some may be surprised that the royal I chose is HRH The Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne. He is a devout Christian, conscious of his future as head of the Church of England, but has a deep respect and understanding of the myriad of faiths throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The Prince of Wales’ family tree is filled with Anglicans, Orthodox, Catholics, and many Lutherans. Continue reading