How can we show people today that Christ is our King?
by Renae Bauer
The Sunday before Advent is dedicated to the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, sometimes shortened to Christ the King. The day celebrates Jesus’ unending reign of salvation.
I invite you to reflect on the image below. The man offers several outward signs of his love for Jesus – his t-shirt and his tattoos of crosses and the words “Philip 1:21” (For to me life is Christ, and death is gain). Anybody who encounters this man will see he loves Jesus.
- How do others know I love Jesus?
- Does what is in my heart match my words and actions?
- Advent begins in a week. How can I strengthen my love for Jesus during the season of joyful waiting?
This I know: JESUS is King of Truth.
This I attest to with all my mind, all my heart, all my strength, all my will, all my spirit, and with the fullness and depth of all my soul: JESUS is KING of LOVE.
This is said in all certainty: JESUS is King of Justice and Righteousness.
This I know to be sure and true: JESUS is King of All Holiness, All Virtue, All Grace.
This is an Infinite and Eternal Truth: JESUS is King of All Mercy.
In my knowing JESUS in all of these Ways, I become a living witness of Him --JESUS -- just as JESUS became "T"he Living Witness of the Father.
"JESUS Christ is the faithful witness ....." [Rev. 1:5] .... This Sunday's second reading.