Reflection by Fr. Slowiak

Deacon Dick Folger wrote in 2010 that the Solemnity of Christ the King brings us to Calvary where Jesus hangs under the sign: “King of the Jews” that the Kingdom has been inaugurated.  The gospel text from Matthew’s people reflects on the discipleship as a life-commitment and one who makes said commitment then opens him or herself to being judged.  Yet, none of us is perfect; we are under construction and formation.  The sign: “King of the Jews” reflects that an example has been give and that Jesus, the Son of God, unlike human kings of Kingdoms of Israel and Judea did lead by proper example.  The essence of his example was service and what flows from the pregnancy of that word . . . Illustrated in what we know a the corporal works of mercy.