“My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom.
…my Kingdom is not of this world.”
Pilate said, “So you are a king?”
“You say I am a king.
Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth.
All who love the truth recognise that what I say is true.”
“What is truth?” Pilate asked.
– John 18:36-38 (NLT)
Christ’s kingdom is a kingdom of truth and life,
a kingdom of holiness and grace,
a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.
As Christians, we are well aware
that Jesus Christ is a king with a heart of flesh, like ours.
We are also conscious of the fact
that so many don’t really know Him,
that so many reject Him.
So many do not acknowledge that Christ is the only Saviour,
the one who gives meaning to human events,
to our lives.
In Him is found the joy and the fullness of desire of every heart;
He is the true model,
the brother of all,
the irreplaceable friend,
the only one worthy of all our confidence and trust.
He is the Truth.
As we contemplate the King crowned with thorns
we should tell Him that we want Him – the Truth – to reign in our lives,
in our hearts,
in our works,
in our thoughts,
in our words,
in all that we are.
What is truth?
The Lord our God is the source of all that is
and He knows His creation perfectly.
Jesus is the fullness of all truth
and nothing can be added or subtracted from His message of salvation, forgiveness,
and of reconciliation to the Father.
Jesus is the Truth,
and it takes a meek and humble heart to acknowledge this
and to loyally and gratefully proclaim Him as King.
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Sweet Mother of God,
help me to form a meek and humble heart
like that of your Son, Jesus – the Way, the Truth and the Life, and my King!
… … … … … … … … … … … …… …
Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work
“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.