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.