The King of Love
We live in troubled times and in a troubled world. That has become so clear as evidenced by the recent happenings in Paris. We feel for the French people and we unite with them in solidarity offering our prayers and empathizing with their struggles. How can one find hope in such a cauldron of insanity?
Believe me, I have no answers, nor am I trying to oversimplify this plight. It is an extremely complex political, social and religious issue. I am just trying to find solace and comfort from God’s word. I am trying to reflect on it connecting the “realities of today,” as Pope Francis has often said, with the message of the gospel.
I am suggesting that we reflect on the gospel for the feast of Christ the King. It turns the focus of power and control on Jesus. In the gospel story, Jesus responds to Pilate regarding his kingship. He says: “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.” (John 18:37) (more…)