Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. — Psalm 122:(see 1)
Mass reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3 / Colossians 1:12-20 / Luke 23:35-43
All of today’s readings focus on kingship, but not the kind our world understands. This kingship comes with suffering and death, rather than power and wealth. In today’s Gospel, our King hangs on a cross as He’s mocked by His killers. In the second reading from Colossians, we’re reminded that our King “is before all things.” He is at once the “firstborn of all creation” and the “firstborn from the dead.”
Having such a king has implications for us. It means we might have to suffer for the kingdom. It means we might have to do things differently than what the rest of the world promotes and expects. Are we willing to take on that challenge? Who or what is our king?
Prayer: Praise to You, Christ our King. Give us the courage to seek the kingdom.