Christ the King: some thoughts and reflections
On Sunday 26 November we celebrated the great feast of Christ the King. There were some requests from some parishioners to know more about the sculpture, Ecce Homo by Mark Wallinger, which was referred to in the sermon; here is a link to some more information about the sculpture, its current whereabouts and some quotes for your reflection.
"Then the king will say to those on his right hand, 'You have my father's blessing; come, enter and possess the kingdom that has been made ready for you since the world was made. For when I was hungry, you gave me food; when thirsty, you gave me drink; when I was a stranger you took me into your home, when naked you clothed me; when I was ill you came to my help, when in prison you visited me.' Then the righteous will reply, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and fed you, or thirsty and gave you drink, a stranger and took you home, or naked and clothed you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and come to visit you?' And the king will answer, 'I tell you this: anything you did for one of my brothers [or sisters] here – however humble – you did for me.' (Matthew 25)
“The Kingdom of Christ is indeed not of the world of brokenness, sin and cursing. The Kingdom of Christ is the world of love, peace, blessedness, which is a totally creational possibility-but must be struggled for in the power of his resurrection against the powers of darkness.”
Albert Gedraitis, Worship & Politics
“If you do not wish for his kingdom, don’t pray for it. But if you do, you must do more than pray for it- you must work for it.” John Ruskin, The Crown of the Wild Olive
Images from St Paul's Cathedral website