Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King Year C
Theme: The kingship of Jesus
By: Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji.
Homily for Sunday November 24 2019
Welcome to the Christ the king Sunday; the last Sunday of the Year according to our Church’s liturgical Calendar.
The readings of today taken from 2Sam. 5:1-3, Col. 1:12-20, Luke 23:35-43 call for serious reflection on the kingship of Jesus Christ.
David known as the man after God’s own heart was chosen by the Lord to be the king of Israel. He was Israelite best warrior and commander. Israel was a formidable and united monarch during his regime.
Solomon through wisdom maintained the unification of Israel as one nation. But his son’s attitude brought the division of Israel into Northern and Southern Kingdoms.
Thence, the people of Israel longed and dreamt of the restoration of the Davidic dynasty when they will become the rulers of the world. Their prayer was answered in the Gospel in the person of Christ Jesus. The prophesied Jesus of the Old Testament as king and proclaimed Jesus of New Testament as king was utterly rejected by the elders of Israel. Why?, Jesus refused to saved them and saved Himself in Davidic manner.
Thank God that Jesus did not save Himself otherwise, he couldn’t have saved us. Let the unnecessary manifestation of power, authority, position, skills etc. not make us to loose our friendship with God whom we have come to do His will.
May Jesus who is the king of kings for who He is and for what he has done continue to grant us love, mercy, compassion and reconciliation.
Happy Christ the king Sunday.
Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji.