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The Lord is King; He is robed in majesty.-- Psalm 93:1
Mass readings: Daniel 7:13-14 / Revelation 1:5-8 / John 18:33-37
Throughout world history, kingdoms have been established by means of bloody battles and revolutions. The ancient Romans, for instance, didn't hesitate to use brutal warfare to expand the Empire.
In today's Gospel, Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, interrogates Jesus who is charged with treason against the Roman emperor. Jesus doesn't say that He's a king, but He makes it clear that His kingdom is of a different order, and prevails in a different realm. If His kingdom were like worldly kingdoms, Jesus would have trained armies to wield swords and spears, instead of sending out apostles to preach and heal. Nevertheless, God's kingdom was also inaugurated with bloodshed -- but with the startling difference that it is the King's blood that is shed for His subjects.
Prayer: King Jesus, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, in my life, every day.
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