What does it mean to be a king?
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” ~ John 18:33-37
Christ the King Sunday always lands where the world would least expect it.
Kings are on thrones. Kings have money and power.
But the King we claim is not of this world. Our king doesn't fit that mold. Our king presides from a very different throne.
Our king presides from a cross.
And instrument of death.
We like to talk about God's power and the might of Christ. But we do well to remember how Christ displayed his might.
We do well to remember that the King of Kings came in humility and came with truth as his only weapon.
Your truth has set me free O, Lord. Send me out to share it with the world. Amen