Readings: Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33-37
Originally delivered on November 24, 1991
We cannot value power and prestige and be followers of Jesus. Indeed, we are reminded on this day that the last will be first and first will be last. We are challenged in this homily to stand up to injustices and the abuse of power. This Feast of Christ the King is a call for us to renounce kingship. Rather we are reminded that king to Jesus meant serving the poor, marginalized, and outcast. To be king is to be servant of our sisters and brothers. Today’s feast then is about re-ordering things. Every person is called to be in full harmony with one another, other creatures, and our Earth.