This Sunday we will celebrate Christ the King. When I think about King’s I think about old white guys with crown of gold on their head (as shown). But with Jesus, we have a king of a very different ilk. Our messiah came in humility, and poverty. Our messiah showed the power of love.
Mr. Rogers once said “Peace is so much more than the opposite of war.” The same is true with the kingship of Christ. It’s so much more than just a crown on Jesus. It’s the celebration of the very nature of God - revealed through every aspect, word, and action of Jesus.
Fred Rogers once wrote, “[Our understanding of] God’s nature has grown and grown and grown all through the ages, yet at the heart of the original creation is that Word (call it Love, call it Grace, call it Peace …) that essence which is lodged somewhere within each of us that longs for ultimate expression. If we choose to allow it to grow we’ll be given help. If we choose otherwise we won’t be forced. If there is such a thing as a “dark corner” of God’s nature then I think it’s God’s refusal to go back on the promise of “the creation’s freedom to love or not.” Perhaps it’s our turn now to take on our own Christ-ness. To be us with the same fullness and wholesomeness that God-in-Jesus modeled. The impact of people like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, and Mr Rogers was rooted in their capacity to live their role as a daughter or son of the King of Glory. It’s you Jesus likes. It’s me. Will we move even deeper into that love and own our place at the throne of God’s love? Watch Mr. Rogers sing the song: It’s you I like - Mr. Rogers
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.