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What Kind of King

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Brief Audio Reflection on Luke 22:33-43 - The Feast of Christ the King; Proper 29, Year C. The Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. 

Lots of kings have come from humble origins. David, the shepherd turned warrior, came to the throne from the field of battle. Napoleon vaulted from outcast immigrant to Emperor of France. Mythical Arthur pulled a sword from a stone and was transformed from bumpkin to monarch. In his wake came a score of Henry’s, George’s, Edward’s and William’s. Their ascent to the throne has been marked with solemnity, heralded by choirs, wildly cheered by euphoric throngs. That’s what the world expects of a king.

Whether it will reside above the clouds, beyond the stars, in our hearts or, most likely, in a dimension well beyond our current comprehension: Christ’s kingdom will come. Jesus will reign in love and peace and serenity: King of Kings, Lord of Lords. That’s the kind of king we have. Allelulia!

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