We might assume that on Christ the King Sunday we would encounter one of the more miraculous scenes from the life of Jesus. Instead, we see him “at the the peak of the Crucifixion,” preaches the Rev. Yein Kim, having his last conversation on earth, gasping for breath, offering forgiveness, and promising to remember a dying criminal.
“Some people say we should throw out the word ‘king’ as a relic of an old, oppressive era," she reflects, "but that is sadly ironic, because in this mystery of Christ’s kingship is the root of our liberation.” Watch her sermon here. The readings are Jeremiah 23:1–6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11–20; and Luke 23:33–43.