Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King…November 21, 2021

By Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  In the Gospel, Pilate questions Jesus about being King of the Jews. Jesus asked him if he heard it or believed it himself, and that his kingdom was not from this world.  Pilate could have lied.

Jesus lived in and by the truth and died for it.  WE are asked to do as Jesus did.

He lived it by giving to the poor, hosting the stranger, calling sinners (me) to repentance, healing the sick.  We are called to do as Jesus did every day of our life.  I pray for the mindfulness to recognize and act out small and/or large opportunities to make a difference: greeting strangers, opening doors, maybe paying for the car behind me in a drive thru.  It is in supporting food programs, volunteering  to serve meals at a shelter, smiling and saying thank you to the frazzled clerk at the store, that I can act a little more like Christ did.  There are hundreds of opportunities every day.  I pray for the willingness to respond.  We can make a difference in Jesus’ Kingdom.