The Reign of Christ the King

 

 

Sunday, November 22 is the Last Sunday after Pentecost, on which we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Here's a thought:

"...The Lord's Prayer, then, just might be the most subversive of all political acts: "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." People who live and pray this way have a very different agenda than Caesar's, whether Republican or Democrat, whether capitalist, socialist or communist, whether democratic or theocratic, for they have entered a kingdom, pledged their allegiance to a ruler, and submitted to the reign of Christ the King...."

A fine essay from Daniel Clendenin on the meaning of Jesus as King

Nederlands: Christus Koning (1936) Jan Eloy Brom & Leo Brom, Groningen (NL)

Hans Holbein, Pilate Washing his Hands, design for a stained glass window. Kunstmuseum Basel, c. 1528.