November 25 – Sunday

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

 

Gospel: JN 18:33B-37

 

Reflection:

In these times of fake news and alternatives facts, it is so refreshing to hear Jesus solemnly proclaim that he was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. The basic truth is that God is love and loves the world he created so much that he sent his own Son to save it.

 

‘My kingdom is not from this world’.

 

From the rest of Jesus’ words and especially from his actions it is obvious that he does not mean that his kingdom is totally other-worldly, having nothing to do with matters of this world. He means that it is not built on power-seeking at all costs and on violence, like most ‘kingdoms’ of this world, but on other values, mostly on love, mercy and universal solidarity.

 

Prayer:

Jesus we ask you for the grace to seek and listen to your voice. Amen