Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
November 21, 2021Today’s Prayer:
Lord Jesus, strengthen my faith in the victory of Your endless Kingdom. I thank You, my God, because You called me to be part of it. Amen.Today’s Saint Quote & Prayer:
So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?”
Jesus answered, “You say I am a king.
For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth.
Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
The Definition of King or Queen is defender of Faith. Faith is a final product of Justice, truth, peace and love. If a Leader does not defend justice,truth,peace and love then by default and by virtue they do not become a Leader or King. Jesus Christ witnessed the Kingdom of love and forgiveness and made every follower of his a King and Priest in this World. Injustice, Manipulation, Hatred, partiality, selfishness, self ideologies comes from the Evil Kingdom and there is no truth in it . If there is truth in any activity , the followers of truth recognize the truth and follow the truth .
In today’s World we search Jesus Christ in man made Buildings or Worship places. We gather together to exalt him and praise him and lift his name. We literally do what the Pagans do , but a question for personal reflection for every individual -do Jesus Christ wants a priesthood of liturgy or a priesthood of Witness. We are so much engrossed in a ritualistic and liturgical service like others we have lost the true Worship of truth and service. Mother Theresa is the only priest who represented Christ in the streets of the vulnerable. Where is the truth in our Catholic Schools or Hospitals or Churches or Retreat Houses. It is all number game of supremacy and elite community of Worldly discipline.
Jesus Christ came in to this World to witness the truth and justice and become a model to us to enlighten us through his teaching and sacrifice on the Cross. Every person who is enlightened with the Gospel of truth transforms in to a priest , King and Prophet and does like his Master. They become the true beacon for Christ in this World. The Evangelisation has become like a worldly marketing , blaming other religions and their rituals and making a hype of our religion is not religion at all. Many people get transformed in these retreat houses but remain same in their attitude and daily life. We require Communities who not only teach but teach to practice the truth.
We can not see any truth among Priests , preachers or Leaders of the Church. Why we point out at politicians or Entrepreneurs , they are Worldly people who work for Worldly Kingdom of Wealth and Success. The people of God must awaken to the truth of today’s World which does not lie in liturgical and sophisticated liturgical formatted preaching sessions of the Church but in truth and service in the light of the Gospel. Why Europe is away from God because there are only rituals in Faith but there is no brotherhood and love. The Communities or Families who follow the truth of the Gospel must become more like Jesus Christ and become true Christians in this World.
Today as we celebrate the feast of Christ the King , let us make him a true King by reaching out to the poor brothers and sisters in our own family and friends . Also spread his teachings with every person we meet in humility and brotherhood. Jesus never blamed other religions but loved the Samaritans and Canaanites and gave examples of their faithfulness and charity to the ritualistic Jews. We have wonderful brothers and sisters whose traditions and beliefs absolutely match to the truth of the Gospel. Let us concentrate on the Common things which we believe as Human Family and live as brothers and sisters which is more important than talking about teaching of Christ.
I buy my grocery from a particular shop and talk to them about their family children and never revealed my faith. After six months the family approaches me and asks me to pray for their Children who was in trouble. I prayed for them quietly in my House during my personal prayer. Every time I visit them to buy my Grocery they want to know more about me and my beliefs. I asked them why u want to know more about me and my faith, they said we feel nice talking to you and we get peace in talking to you. Tomorrow if this family encounters the truth of the Gospel who can stop them from following Christ.
Prayer : Lord Jesus come and reign in our hearts.