Sunday of Christ, the King – 2017

 

“he will separate them one from another”

 

Listening to the Gospel of today, we may get an impression that Jesus contradicts His own teaching about unity and gathering all people into one. His mission seemed to be: look for the lost ones and make one group of a holy people belonging to the one heavenly kingdom, where He will be the king of all. Is it right or not?

Yes, it is right. Through the Church that He has established, He is still calling all and everyone to become His disciple, to come to believe and love God and neighbor, to be saved. This is God’s proposal to all, but He will not force anyone to do so. Each one may or may not accept God’s invitation because each one – being created into an image and likeness of God – has got the gift of a free will, and may decide for him/herself to live with or without God.

Even among those who confess with words may not all finds themselves in God’s eternal kingdom. Words are beautiful but cheap, the action has the real value. We need to – if we want to – exchange our words for deeds of love. Jesus says: “I was hungry.., I was thirsty.., a stranger, naked” and so on. Did we see Him? Did we recognize Him? Did we do anything to help Him?

If we didn’t – how do we want to enter the heavenly feast? Any valid excuse?

If we have done so – at least once – we may have a chance – a kind of a ticket to get to the kingdom. Will it be enough? It does no matter, do we have anything to give or not, much or nothing. What it does matter is: did we or what did we do out of love?

There is no little or a lot, smaller or bigger thing, there is only bigger or smaller love.

 

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

 

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