November 26, 2018
The following is a brief reflection from the Catholic News Service on the readings from yesterday’s celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King.
Jesus made the claim at the moment when it seemed least credible. He indicated his lordship over everything while standing as prisoner before a military governor.
But then, after an excruciating death, he rose from the dead. His resurrection vindicated his claim to lordship — and authenticated the vision of Daniel.
Sometimes Jesus’ lordship may seem incredible. Given the circumstances of our lives and the state of the world, we may all seem stranded — and it looks to some people like Christians are doing their best to deny it.
But the gift of faith opens the eyes. The Holy Spirit (see 1 Cor 12:3) fills the heart with the assurance of the kingship of Jesus, hidden but already present and moving toward the transformation of everything.