WEEKLY THOUGHTS SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE NOV. 22- 2020.
Dear friends, today we celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus Christ the King of the universe. This is actually the last Sunday in the Liturgical year A. Let us be thankful to God for all the graces received over the year. We will begin the new Liturgical year on the first Sunday of Advent November 29- 2020.
The Readings of this Sunday portray Jesus as a Shepherd per excellence like David his Father. Jesus also referred to himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the flock.
The Gospel Reading; Mt.25: 31-46 is about the Second coming of Jesus who will separate the sheep from the goats- in other words Jesus will reward the virtuous and condemn the evil doers. To the Good, Jesus will say: “Come you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you.” The Good will inherit the kingdom of God because of their generous and virtuous use of the gifts and talents God had given them. “Whatever you did to the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.”
To the evil; “Depart from me you accursed, for what you did not do for these least ones, you did not do for me.”
Last week, Pope Francis celebrated the world day of the poor. He emphasized the mission of Jesus to the love of the poor and dejected. The Church is still committed to the love and care for the poor as we use our God given gifts and talents.
The kingship of Jesus is one of humble service, love and care for the flock or Body of Christ. Let us resolve to continue nourishing the kingdom of love and care for the poor. Let us find joy in establishing the kingdom of peace, justice and mercy for all beginning at my family, co-workers and community.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
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