Sunday The Feast of Christ the King ….25 November 2018
Who is my king ? The one whose will I fulfil , He is my king !
Abraham had a good life in the land of the Lord , amongst his relatives , but when the Lord speaks to him :The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you….all peoples on earth will be blessed through you….” Abraham did as the Lord commanded him with the people from his household and set out ! - Abraham is the king of God!
Moses is tending to his father-in-law’s sheep in Sinai when the Lord addresses him : "7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt.
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you..” God is Moses’ King !
Saint Francis sets out to a holy war but in a vision in a dream in Spoleto Christ asks him :” “Tell me Francis who is greater the Master or the servant ?” To Francis’ answer the Master is the greater -He asks further questions : “But then why do you want serve the servant and why not the Master ? “ Saint Francis decides by the side of of Christ, so Christ becomes Francis’ King!
We could continue on with the greats of the Old Testament and the New Testament , because all those who are called, addressed by Christ,the ones lead by God , who obediently follow the Creator’s holy will, in their lives God’s Kingdom has already arrived , they are the saints to whom we look up because Christ is already their King!
Who is leading me in my words, decisions ? My grievances , anxieties , my greedy, sinful desires, or other’s influence or my own intoxication with power ? Whose is the last word in my life ? Lets pray this day to ask our Lord Jesus Christ to free us from all the worldly sinful desires and to lead me with His holy will on the way of love, goodness , mercy ! Lets ask Christ to be our King!
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : The gentle Child Christ the King in the Marian Valley , in the land of Australia.
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."