The King on the Cross

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Luke 23:33-43

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The final Sunday dedicated to Christ the King has us contemplate our Lord upon the throne of the cross. Place yourself before the cross, aware of the two thieves on either side. Hear the blasphemies of the one, and the tender response of the other. The late Bishop Fulton J. Sheen remarked, “The thief on the left wanted to be taken down; the thief on the right wanted to be taken up!”

As you look upon your King and the ignominy of his throne, may your heart be filled with the same grace with which the good thief responded. Jesus has taken possession of the Kingdom; he will share the paradise of his Kingdom presence with you now, if your prayer is as simple and direct as the one of the saved thief. The cross is the throne upon which Jesus shares his kingship with you. The victory and the joy are there.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
“My Father, please forgive them.” v. 34
This is the King of the Jews. v. 38
Lord Jesus, remember me…v. 42
Now with You in paradise. v. 43

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This is the last of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.
Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of Luke.

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