Saturday, November 21, 2009

whose terms?

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  This marks the last Sunday in the Liturgical year for Catholics. 

All 3 of the readings at Mass had something to do with Kings, Kingship or Kingdoms.  The Gospel was from John and has Jesus standing before Pilate who is asking Him if He is a king.  And Jesus doesn't answer Pilate directly because His Kingdom is not going to be defined on Pilate's terms.  In this exchange, we are Pilate.  When we stand before Jesus, are we going to define Jesus' Kingship in our lives on our terms or His terms?  The verdict in this trial depends on how much we mean it when we pray, "thy kingdom come, THY will be done..."

Jesus, I am yours.  Do with me as you see fit.

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