I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Gospel Reflections for November 22 Sunday; The Solemnity of Christ the King: John 18:33-37

My Reflections:
Who doesn’t want to be King based on the perception of the world? I think each and everyone of us if given the opportunity would want to be King.

Who would want to be King based on the example of Jesus? I think none of us would want to go through what Jesus went through. Here lies the paradox of the kingship of Jesus. Jesus’ kingship is based on His powerlessness; it is based on His acceptance of the unwarranted pains and sufferings for our salvation. His kingship is based on self-less love rather than power.

None of us can measure-up to His kingship so the best thing for us to do is to honor Jesus by our selfless actions, by our humility, by our love for others.

Saint Paul in his letter to the Philippians best typified the Kingship of Jesus when he said: “Though being divine in nature He did not claim in fact equality with God, but emptied Himself, taking on the nature of a servant made in human likeness and in His appearance found as a man. He humbled himself by being obedient to death, death on the cross. That is why God exalted Him and gave Him the name which outshines all names.” Philippians 2:6-10

On a personal note, today is the Solemnity of Christ the King; have we already honored Jesus? I did, last night before the Mass ended I was one of the six Lay Ministers who carried the gold colored cloth over the Blessed Sacrament while it was being brought by our Parish Priest to the side chapel to be exposed and adored. Then, around 12 midnight I went to the chapel for our scheduled one hour adoration. At approximately 4:30 in the morning we had our procession in the municipality with the exposed Blessed Sacrament. This is my little way of honoring Jesus our Christ and our King.

Have you already honored Jesus today?

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