Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Feast of Christ the KING




The gospel then gives us the surprising information that Jesus has chosen to identify himself with these powerless ones, so that our attitude toward them will reveal how we really feel about Jesus also. In some respects we can say that the Bible is too big for its own good. There are so many words in it that we feel obliged to be selective, and being selective can often mean passing over passages that should never be ignored. This story of the final judgment is certainly one of those indispensable passages. Life Implications We need always to ask ourselves about our concern for the needy people mentioned in this parable. 


However, the primary emphasis should be placed on the unselfish love that ought to animate us and which will reach out to all who are more in bondage than ourselves. This may very will include many rich and powerful people who are desperately in need of love and peace and hope. The whole process of salvation can be reduced to an initial cry for help, followed by an experience of God's liberating love (mediated often through good people and the beauty of creation), from which comes a sense of confidence and freedom. 








The loving, sensitive person will know how to penetrate such defenses and to bring a degree of freedom to such unhappy ones. I have often thought that perhaps the only question that will be asked of us at the last judgment will be taken from the story of the Exodus: Did you let my people go?


The loving, sensitive person will know how to penetrate such defenses and to bring a degree of freedom to such unhappy ones. I have often thought that perhaps the only question that will be asked of us at the last judgment will be taken from the story of the Exodus: Did you let my people go? 
Jesus the King went in search of sick, poor, lonely and abandoned.....he washed their feet and gave them to eat.....He is asking us to do the same.........


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