What kind of a king is Jesus? To what truth does Jesus testify?
Throughout the year, we have imaged Jesus as shepherd, light, true vine, and the way. Today we image Jesus as our king. Jesus is the opposite of an authoritarian, dictatorial, self-serving king. His is a servant leader, particularly concerned about the most vulnerable, the outcasts, the unrecognized and unnoticed. When we follow Jesus, how does that affect the way we see others? Who sits on the throne in your heart, you or Jesus?
And about the truth! What does it mean to tell the truth? About our faith? About our commitment to justice? About our love for all people?
The invitation to us is strong—listen with the heart to hear the truth. Listen to the voice of Jesus. Recognize that Jesus is the source of truth.