Christ the King Sunday Year B - 24/11/2012 - Gospel: Jn 18:33b-37
God's kingdom
The title Christ the king has several implications. It means Christ is God, the Creator of the universe. He has a supreme power over all things. All things were created by Him as the beginning of the prologue in St John Gospel proclaims:

From the beginning the Word was with God. Through him God made all things.... the Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to mankind

The title Christ the king also means Christ is our Redeemer. He saved us by His precious Blood, and made us His heirs of the kingdom.

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? Jn 11, 25

It also means Christ is Head of the Church.

Christ has authority over the Church, and Christ is himself the Saviour of the Church, his body Eph 5,23

We can copy the structures and organization of another kingdom but the good quality characteristics of a king who rules the kingdom are very difficult to copy. The good quality characters of the king make differences, not its structures because a king can degree to restructure his kingdom in ways that make the kingdom flourish and progress or on the contrary causing the kingdom to retreat and suffered. The qualities of God's kingdom are love and mercy and forgiveness. They are the qualities to make the foundation of God's kingdom. These qualities are extended not only to all people but also to all other earthly kings. The qualities of God's kingdom have the universal dimension and extending to all corners of the earth. The qualities of God's kingdom are based not on material world but spiritual one as Jesus himself told Pilate when he questioned Jesus about God's kingdom. Jesus answered

My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom belonged to this world, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. No, my kingdom doesn't belong here. Jn 18,36

God's kingdom is not temporary but eternal and forever. There are many psalms claims Christ is king forever Ps 24 and 29.

Each year the Church celebrates the Feast Christ the King and acknowledges the Kingship of Christ. He deserves all glory, honour, and praise.

God's kingdom is a universal one and God knows each one of us by name. There is no exception. God carved our names on His palm. God cares for each one of us with a love beyond imagination, incomprehensible. His love was displayed on the Cross and it continues to be renewed each and every moment at the Eucharist.