IS CHRIST TRULY YOUR KING? – SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION (20 November, 2016)

SUNDAY READINGS AND THEMES

1st READING (2 Samuel 5:1-3)
Theme: David son of Jesse becomes the king of Israel.
2nd READING (Colossians 1:12-20)
Theme: A hymn to Jesus as a worthy king that protects the Church.
GOSPEL (Luke 23:35-43)
Theme: The crucified King leads a sinner into paradise.

The Solemnity of Christ the King

REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING – HAVE YOU TRULY ACCEPTED CHRIST AS YOUR KING?

In the first reading, the tribes of Israel came begging David son of Jesse to be their king because the saw the outstanding qualities of king in him.

Do you seen the kingly qualities of Jesus Christ?
Can you beg Jesus Christ today to rule your life?
Are you to be a subject in the kingdom of Christ?

In the second reading, St. Paul recognized and praised the kingly attributes of Jesus. He thanked God who delivered him from the power of darkness and made him fit to share in the inheritance of his Kingdom.

Have you praised the kingly qualities of Jesus Christ?
Are you proud of being part of God’s kingdom?
Can you proudly profess the kingship of Jesus Christ to the whole world?

In the gospel, the Jewish rulers, the soldiers and one of the criminals who was crucified together with Jesus Christ failed to acknowledge him as a sovereign king. They jeered at him, asking him,
“Are you not the Christ?” 
“If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
Professing Jesus as King brings salvation


The other criminal acknowledge Jesus as the King of Kings and also admitted that he was a sinner and asked him to remember him in his kingdom. He received salvation at the eleventh hour. Do you know he was the first to enter into God’s kingdom?
Reflect on Jesus’ response,
“Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Yes, that was the reward he got for professing Jesus Christ as the Son of God and a King.
Do you know that acknowledging and professing the eternal kingship of Jesus Christ can save you?
Are you ready to profess Christ as the King of Kings?

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