Commentary for Sunday: Christ the King

November 24, 2019. 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Christ the King.
At the Angel’s Annunciation to Mary, he announced that her Son “will be great; the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David; he will reign in the house of Jacob forever and his kingdom will have no end.” But when after the multiplication of the loaves and fishes the crowd want to proclaim Him king, He went away. On entering Jerusalem, some shouted “hosanna to the son of David” and shortly afterwards “crucify him”. The crowds acclaim him, and the leaders of the people want to put an end to him. On the cross, one of the thieves insults him and the other invokes him as king. “He saved many and cannot save himself.” From the beginning to the end of his life there was be the disputed proclamation of the old man Simeon. But before Pilate Jesus said: “My kingdom is not of this world”. Those who accept his life and his person, such as the good thief, find salvation. “When you are in your kingdom, remember me” “Today you will be with me in paradise”. In the kingdom of Jesus, the criteria of power, possession, enjoying, being first, must be changed for those of serving, loving, forgiving, saving, seeking peace. Only in this way will his kingdom come to us.
Juan Ramón Gómez Pascual, cmf


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