Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. - Mt 25:40
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Diocese of Monterey

November 24, 2013 | Sacred Heart Church

REDEFINING KINGSHIP

This last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year is dedicated to Christ, our King. In the first reading, from the second book of Samuel, we meet Jesus’ ancestor David, the greatest king of Israel. This passage describes a glorious monarch who is acclaimed by all the tribes of Israel. He is called both a “shepherd” and a “commander.” The second reading, from Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, also contains glorious language, describing Christ as “the firstborn of all creation.” Only at the end of this passage do we hear a hint of the paradox we will meet in today’s Gospel: Christ the King makes “peace by the blood of his cross.”

In Luke’s Gospel, we confront the stark reality of Christ’s kingship. Here is our king, hanging on a cross, jeered, taunted, berated by a common criminal. This king looks defeated and powerless.

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