Gospel: John 18:33-37
33 Pilate therefore went into the hall again, and called Jesus, and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews?
34 Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me?
35 Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the chief priests, have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done?
36 Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence.
37 Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice.
Our gospel for today is from John 18: 33-37 and it is about Jesus as the Christ the King.
What the Gospel Is All About?
The gospel from John 18: 33-37 depicts the reality about the true Kingdom of God. Pontius Pilate is like a coward asking Jesus over and over again if He is a King and yet Jesus answered him in wisdom.
There is no doubt that Christ is the King of all kings. His Kingdom is not from this earth but it is in heaven for all eternity. “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me safe from the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” This is very clear that Jesus wanted Pilate to understand His role her eon earth.
To link our Gospel to our present situation…
It is very clear that John 18:33-37 wanted us to realize something. In this world where it is full of hatred and corruption, there is hope. Our leaders may fall to the pit of power and authority yet, we must always remember that God is the ultimate ruler. Power and status here on earth is meaningless.
Christ is the King of all kings and he is the alpha and the omega, the truth and the light, the beginning and the ending of all. During this pandemic, we have observe our nations rupture and people do things very bad. Children and women get hurt and yet no one turn to God for help. if only we unite as one, then peace would reign and our world would be a heaven here on earth.
We must live in this world without regrets. Our life is too precious so we must do the things that will make Jesus happy. Learn to forget yourself and think of others. This Christmas season, learn to forgive and forget. Put away your status and your position and focus on doing great things for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Christ the King
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