This coming Sunday we celebrate Christ’s dominion over all aspects of our lives. For Jesus his understanding of ‘Kingdom’ was illustrated through a sense of gentleness, celebration and welcome. Healing and forgiveness, service and sharing were the insignias by which his ‘army’ would be identified. "I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." John 18:37
Is Christ your king in the way He describes it?
‘His rule is an everlasting rule which will never pass away, and his kingship will never come to an end.’ 7:14
Psalm 93:1,1-2, 5
The Lord is king; he is clothed in majesty
‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’ 1:8
‘I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’ 18:37
Painting 'Head of Christ' by Nikolay Koshelev (1840-1918)
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the life.” John 14:6
This Sunday is also designated as World Youth Day
The theme for 2021 is “Arise! I have appointed you to testify to what you have seen "(cf. Acts 26:16).
Pope Francis writes: As with Paul …'Today too, God is saying to each one of you: "Arise!" I fervently hope that this Message may help us prepare for new times and a new page in the history of humanity. Yet we cannot begin anew without you, dear young people. If our world is to arise, it needs your strength, your enthusiasm, your passion. I would like, then, to meditate with you on the passage of the Acts of the Apostles where Jesus says to Saint Paul: “Arise! I have appointed you to testify to what you have seen "(cf. Acts 26:16).
To celebrate World Youth Day read the full message from Pope Francis HERE