Daily Reflection – Nov 22, 2015
Sunday 22 November 2015
First Reading: Daniel 7:13-14
The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty
Ps 92(93):1-2, 5
Second Reading: Apocalypse 1:5-8
Gospel Reading; John 18:33-37
Today’s Feast: The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Pilate said to Jesus,
“Are you the King of the Jews?”
Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own
or have others told you about me?”
Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I?
Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me.
What have you done?”
Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world.
If my kingdom did belong to this world,
my attendants would be fighting
to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.
But as it is, my kingdom is not here.”
So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?”
Jesus answered, “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.”
‘I am the Alpha and Omega, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’
It is easy to forget the greatness of God who is not just our beginning and end but the beginning and end of everything. The human mind cannot cope with such scale. Yet this man who defies understanding, who the very rivers ‘lift up’, from whom all things come and to whom all things must go, stood before mortality and allowed himself to be tried because his mission on earth was to bear witness to the truth.
We have been given the task of continuing this mission because we recognise the truth and are bound to live by it. On this feast of the Universal King let us feel energised to continue the task we have been given. It is not easy, but it is also not impossible. Christ who is with us has already borne the hardest part.