Sunday, November 23, 2008

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

Matthew 25: 31-46
The simplicity of this passage is almost as stunning as our failure to listen to it. The Kingdom of Jesus is based not on power and wealth, but upon love, most especially love of those without power or wealth. He turns our notions of royalty on their head, so we ignore him. Look at the world we have created! We serve Lord Greed and Prince Fame, not our Brother the King. The hungry, the thirsty, the strangers, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned: they are all Jesus in disguise, asking us who we serve? How can we continue to allow any of our brothers and sisters to go without, when we have so much? Let us find a way to stop being blinded by our false notions of celebrity, and embrace the one, true Celebrity who is Lord of All.