The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

In the movie The King’s Speech that won several Academy Awards several years ago, there is a scene when King George VI’s speech therapist says to the King that his greatest enemy is neither Adolf Hitler nor the German troops that were attacking English’s soil but rather the King himself because he is afraid to be the King of England.

Today we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King. In the Gospel reading, Jesus calls us to be a witness of his kingship. The essence of the call is not to do some work, but rather to be with the one who calls. We are called to share Christ’s life and to live like him. Jesus the King is the one who identifies himself with hungry, thirsty, naked, sick and incarcerated. Perhaps the greatest enemy for us as the follower of Christ the King is ourselves because we are afraid to identify ourselves with the humblest and the neediest. Do we have the courage to be an ambassador of the Christ the King who rules the universe with his humility?

November 23rd, 2014