The Christian Faith is plain and Simple but we have made it Complicated…

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

Today‘s Readings:

2 Samuel 5:1-3

Ps 122:1-5

Colossians 1:12-20

Luke 23:35-43
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USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
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“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied to him,
“Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”
The Son of God the second person of the Trinity , became man to bring Salvatiion to the whole World. The Salvation was promised through Christ the Savoiur and King of Heaven and Earth through Prophets and the Scriptures. The whole Creation was awaiting for this Savoiur or Christ or the King to save them from the Oppression of Evil and bring Justice and Peace in this World. Jesus born of Mary claimed he is the Christ and did mighty miracles and taught a way of life which did not exist from the beginning of Creation.

People imagined the Kingship of the Savoiur King as of like their ancestor David who was an earthly King but was a resemblance of the Christ the King. The Salvation work began through the anointing of David as King of Jews. Jews even today expect a Saviour King to come in to this World like David to save them from every Oppression and bring Justice and Peace.

Jesus was the promised Messiah who was a servant King. The teaching of a setvant King never existed in the history of Mankind. Jesus taught that Messiah, the Christ the King must suffer and die to bring Salvation for the atonement of Sins of the whole World. The Jews could not understand this truth and were expecting a Worldly King like David and remove them from the oppression of Romans. Jesus was the King of Truth which even Pontius Pilate could understand while sentencing Jesus to death. The servant King or King of truth is in loosing you gain and not gaining you win. This Christian truth is still not understood by the followers of Christ till today. The forceful conversion by the Kings in to Christianity or polarisation or incentive convertion or convertion by advertising and using worldly sales and advertising methods are just the opposite of what Jesus taught as a servant King.

Christianity is not in ascending order but in descending order of the Worldly standards. The early Christians were tortured and put to death but more they were persecuted more people believed in Jesus due to their martyrdom or witness to the truth. The first five Centuries Christians came in to faith just by witness to servanthood and truth and not by force or by intellectual arguements of the philosophers and theologeans. The World noticed maximum Christians in this limited time before Muslim Aggression of forceful convertion made the number of Christians less due to lack of witnessing but fighting through Crusades. Jesus could have fought a Crusade but he preferred to die on the Cross because his Kingdom was not of this World but of Peace and Truth. StFrancis Assisi opposed the Crusades and became a great witness even to the Muslims and won many converts to Christianity.

Jesus is a Servant King and every follower of Christ is a servant of his brother or sister. If someone does not possess this virtue then he or she is not worthy to become the desciple of Christ but only by name or birh Christians which does not take them to the Paradise.

The good robber understood the Servant and suffering King and accepted his kingship by offering or acknowledging his sinfulness or weakness to the Master Cross and in a fraction of a second he was saved due to his transformation from Being sinful in to the mercy of the Savour King. The faith in Savoiur is simple like a Good Robber but we have made it so much complicated with our reasoning and ideas of this World that we are search of Salvation in these Worldly ideologies and possession but on the Contrary loose Salvation in the rat race of Success and gain.

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