Last Sunday, I spoke about the end of the Church year and the beginning of a new Church year. This is the last Sunday of the Church year, Christ the King Sunday, where we celebrate Jesus the Christ (God) and his reign over our world.
I warned you that we were not having warm and fuzzy texts for the next several weeks. It is a struggle to consider the ‘Separation of the Sheep and the Goats” ‘good news’ (or ‘gospel’). It is always challenging to hear texts that separate us.
It is also challenging for many to hear a text where God and Christ are referred has holding positions of authority and power using words like “king”. It might be unsettling, because we have and are bearing witness now to people in positions of authority and power who have abused it for bad, for wrong, and for evil. Read the rest of this entry »