HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING YEAR C.
THEME: JESUS, REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU COME INTO YOUR KINGDOM.
BY: Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu
On this Sunday the church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ The King. Ithttps://www.homilyhub.com/homily-for-the-solemnity-of-christ-the-king-year-c/ also marks the last Sunday of ordinary time. Very soon we enter into Advent Season. Jesus our universal King is coming soon. His Kingdom does not admit criminality or darkness. It is the Kingdom of light, justice and peace. As the King of kings and Lord of lords, he sacrificed his life for others. He came to serve and not to be served. And his Kingdom will have no end. For he is the image of the unseen God and the first born of all creation” ( Col. 1:12-20).
Unlike the kings of this world who campaign and lobby for positions of honor, Jesus did not campaign, he was anointed by God the Father before he was born. This anointing he received came directly from God just as David was anointed king at Hebron by all the elders of Israel in the presence of the Lord (cf. 2 Sam. 5:1-3). David did not lobby for this position. Those who lobby have ulterior motives to acquire power, authority and higher honors. To control and sit on others.
The repentant thief was forgiven instantly because he knew that Jesus committed no crime. He knew that an innocent person should not be condemned like a criminal. He confessed of having to die for his criminal records. But Jesus was unjustly condemned. He had pity on innocent Jesus and this act of repentance won the Kingdom of heaven for him. This is a good example for us. When we repent the kingdom of heaven shall be ours. Like the repentant thief, let each of us pray, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom” (Lk.23:35-43). Happy Sunday.
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