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Family Service Sermon, The Rev. Michael A. Bird, "A Shepherd on a Throne"

November 20, 2022

When we think of kings we might imagine fancy robes, ornate thrones, or golden scepters. We might also assume that kings get authority by being bossy or self-important. But not Jesus. Today, on the feast of Christ the King, we remember that Jesus’s kingship is defined by a surprising superpower, preaches Father Michael, “being kind and gentle.”

Jesus loved others even when they were angry with him or hurt him, because being a good leader meant acting not like a tyrant, but a shepherd. Watch his family-friendly homily from our Family Service here. The Gospel reading is Luke 23:33–34a, 39–43.

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