Christ as King and Judge

WORD ALIVE

Fr. Bel San Luis

Nowadays is the banquet of Christ the King of the Universe. Is Christ actually a king? Status earlier than Pilate, Christ didn’t deny it. However then he stated, “My kingdom does no longer belong to this global” (Jn 18:36). Jesus’ answer way he was once no longer the type of king Pilate imagined: an army, an financial or a political ruler, however moderately a religious and ethical ruler.

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On this Sunday gospel, the determine that’s introduced is a king who will pass judgement on us. He’ll make a decision on that ultimate day who will or won’t percentage his kingdom endlessly. It’s a dreadful scene however for many who are devoted to Jesus’ teachings, it is going to be an afternoon of glory.

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If you happen to learn moderately the myth of the Final Judgment (Mt. 25, 31-46), you’re going to understand that our judgment won’t rely on whether or not you’re a genius, a Omit Universe, the wealthiest guy on the planet, nor even by way of our lengthy prayers. Clearly, those are necessary however the Lord is announcing that wealth and abilities must even be put on the carrier of the “least, final, and misplaced” of society. Therefore, the query that shall be requested is: How a lot have you ever finished or no longer finished for them?

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The past due Mom Teresa now a saint was once so deeply moved by way of Jesus’ Parable of the Final Judgment that she left at the back of her paintings in a faculty and trustworthy her complete existence a few of the poorest of the deficient. She stated, “I wish to cross to Heaven that’s why I practice Jesus’ educating, being concerned and devoting my existence for the deficient.”

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In fact, no longer all people can emulate the tough paintings of the past due Mom Teresa of Calcutta. However we will have to all the time have her SPIRIT of charity that strikes us to do works of mercy.

“Once I do one thing just right to others, particularly those that can not pay off me,” anyone stated, “I think immensely glad.” That’s nice. However doing just right isn’t just a question of great emotions or an “extra-curricular” process however moderately a Christian legal responsibility.

This was once the existence led by way of the Lord “who went about doing just right” (Acts 10,38). And St. James reinforces that after he stated: “Religion, with out works, is lifeless.

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Doing just right may just imply offering one’s helpers and staff safety for his or her previous age (SSS), unwell go away or housing advantages. On this time of COVID-19 pandemic, the Lord expects us to succeed in out to the deficient sufferers thru monetary assist, meals and clinical wishes, in addition to prayers.

Any individual additionally stated, “Placed on a contented face. A cheery countenance can affect feelings and uplift spirits. That is true particularly for many who paintings in hospitals, colleges and govt workplaces the place you come upon a just right choice of glum faces going about their paintings like robots.”

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A person says: “What scares me maximum is when God says to St. Mom Teresa on Judgment Day, ‘Teresa, you will have finished extra just right works.’ And there I’m – proper at the back of her!”

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The banquet of Christ the King is REMINDER of the Lord’s 2d coming and Ultimate Judgment and also a problem to do extra just right works for the “least, the final, and the misplaced.”

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The lighter facet. A person confided to his good friend, “I went to peer my physician about my middle ailment. He informed me to switch my way of life. No smoking, no ingesting, no meat.” “So what took place, did you exchange your way of life?” the good friend stated. “No…I modified my physician,” he answered.

LESSON: Isn’t that our angle against God, too? We alter Him if we don’t like his “prescription” for us, this is, to undergo and do just right to the fewer lucky.

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Birthday present. Pricey Readers, final Friday I celebrated my birthday. Might I request a birthday present that’s no longer actually for me however for the seminarians we’re supporting and indigent unwell, like Joshel C. with bronchial asthma and Alison Genesis L. with leukemia.

No matter quantity it’s possible you’ll donate shall be extremely blest.

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