Gospel: Jn 18:33b-37
Pilate then entered the court again, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “Are you saying this on your own initiative; or have others told you about me?” Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingship does not come from this world. If I were a king, like those of this world, my servants would have fought to save me from being handed over to the Jews. But my kingship is not of this world.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” And Jesus answered, “Just as you say, I am a king. For this I was born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth hears my voice.”
Read: Jesus Christ is the King of the universe, the King of all peoples and all ages. But his kingship is unlike any other kingship we have ever witnessed or known about. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the One who is and who is to come.
Reflect: If we can truly believe in the Kingship of Christ, that his Kingdom shall never end or be overcome, nothing shall prevent us from declaring our allegiance to him and work for his Kingdom, even when it feels like darkness is filling up all around us and the world seems to have cast away the Gospel. At the end of it all, Christ and his Gospel triumphs. Our task is to put our head down and work for our King, no matter what.
Pray: Lord, may your Kingdom come!
Act: Make an act of personal surrender to Christ, the King.
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