Christ the King! This Sunday reminds us that we are ending our Liturgical Year. And what lies ahead of us? Time is running fast. We are confronted with such challenges that neither complete or destroy us. Everyday is a new beginning. Everyday is giving us an opportunity to live anew, to mend our brokenness and to hope that something better will happen.
In the gospel reading according to John, when Pilate said to Jesus, “Are you the King of Jews?” Probably, he was curious on what will be Jesus’ reply to him. And he was also defensive in their conversation when he answered Jesus, “I am not a Jew, am I?” And Jesus was trying to reiterate that His kingdom is not here. He came into this world to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice. (v.36b-37)
How about me? Is Jesus Christ my real hero in life? Or am I the one making my own kingdom? If Jesus is my real hero, my King, my Savior, and my all, am I able to give life for others? Am I grateful for the many blessings that God is giving me every day? Am I a faithful servant?
These are just some of the questions that make me think of who am I in front of my God. At the end of the day, I simply pray: “Lord, thank you. I cannot do nothing more without Your help. I beg You to lead me in the way You would like me to be: a faithful and a loving servant. All that I have, all that I am, is Yours. Nothing else. AMEN.
If there is a hero that we should have in our life is only Jesus Christ, our Savior. He is our strength and our refuge. The only one whom we can cling unto. If truly He is the one hero, there is a better encounter in our families, in our communities. We all know that He is the Prince of Peace, and if He reigns in our hearts, forgiveness with one another is possible. It is not only reading the Word of God, but living its message in our concrete life situations. Only then, we can be the living witness of the love of the sacrifice of Christ as we acclaim: Jesus Christ is my Lord, and my God!
Our Lady of Virtues Community