Before Jesus, kingship meant strength, power and dominance. Because of him, preaches the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, it was changed forever. “That’s the gift that Christianity brought to the world. Power, as it's been known, has been revealed to be powerless.” When we think about Christ the King, Father Phil urges us not to think about “crowns, chariots, scepters and robes,” but rather the lowly, humble, and poor. “They are the nobles in Christ’s Kingdom.” The readings are 2 Samuel 23:1–7, Revelation 1:4b–8, and John 18:33–37.
November 21, 2021