Christ Our King

Jn 18: 33 – 37:  Christ Our King

Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?”  “Yes,” Jesus said, “I was born

for that purpose”.  And I came to bring truth to the world.  All who love the

truth are my followers” (v 27 Amplified).

Normally, kings are raised on a throne, and from there they rule.  Jesus,

however, described the kind of throne He would use by these words:

“BUT I WHEN I AM LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH WILL DRAW ALL

PEOPLE TO MYSELF” (12:32).  His throne would be His cross, and the

power He chose to use was the power of His love.  He is the King of Love,

and this most tender and mighty of all powers is the one by which He

chose to govern and redeem us all.  He evokes from us the freely chosen

response of loving and serving Him in return.

That the power of His love will not fail in its effect, He assured us at the

Last Supper when He said:  “IN THE WORLD YOU HAVE TRIBULATION

AND TRIALS AND DISTRESS AND FRUSTRATION, BUT BE OF GOOD

CHEER – TAKE COURAGE, BE CONFIDENT, CERTAIN, UNDAUNTED –

FOR I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD” (Jn 16:33 Amplified).

For Reflection:  By the way we live, especially by our attitude to truth and

justice, we daily have the opportunity to declare where our loyalty lies –

whether we are on the side of Christ and His Kingdom, or whether, like Pilate,

we take the way of evasion and cowardice, thus betraying Him

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REMAIN NEUTRAL!