(Photo credit: Andreas F. Borchert, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0; stained glass a work by William Earley found in St. Joseph’s Church, Toomyvara, County Tipperary, Ireland, work titled TU REX GLORIAE CHRISTE)

This coming Sunday is Christ the King Sunday.

When we declare Jesus to be our monarch, it is a meaningful statement. Jesus being King is not a title without any power. Jesus is not just a figurehead. When we declare Jesus to be King, we mean he is King. When Jesus is King that means nothing else can be. When Jesus is King that means ideas and opinions cannot be. When Jesus is King that means objects cannot be. When Jesus is King that means people cannot be the absolute monarch over our lives.

The question of why we would want this is that Jesus is a preferable ruler than all others who claim absolute authority. For Christ is a king that gives freedom to his subjects. Many others promise freedom, but actually work to entrap. In Jesus there is true freedom. In Christ, there is meaningful life.

Christ our King continue to be with you,
Yours in Christ, Pastor Paul+