Sunday Reflection
 

 

Sunday Reflection from Father Anthony

Sunday ~ November 22nd, 2020

 

 

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This celebration concludes the liturgical year and there is no better celebration for the end of it more than this day.

Jesus has all along been teaching and preaching about the Kingdom of God. Today’s celebration gives us an idea about what kind of day it will be as explained by Jesus. There will be a reward for those who have lived well during their lifetime. There will be separation of the goats from the sheep. I believe all Christians look forward to the day when these words will be said to our ears, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

To be able to sit on the right or the left of the glorious throne of God, starts here on earth. As we make this journey of faith guided by the Scriptures and teachings of the Church, we must be drawn to doing God’s will. And doing God’s will entails carrying out works of mercy as shown by Christ. This includes feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, quenching those that thirst, taking care of the sick and visiting those in prisons. These are the kind of things that those who want belong to God’s Kingdom need to do. Such acts not only count before people but also count before God. Failure to do these will eventually lead to ending up on the side of the goats and the left-hand side of rejection and thus no more room in the Kingdom of God!

In a way this parable illustrates the last judgment. So may we continue to profess Jesus Christ our King by doing what the Kingdom of God requires us to do.

Amen.