SOUL FOOD FOR YOUNG ADULTS. Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. Nov.25th, 2012. Gospel Reading – St. John, Chapter 18:33-37.
Dear Sinead and Mark,
Back again! This weekend is the very last Sunday in Ordinary Time, in the Church’s Year,- and it’s the Feast or Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. It’s the last Sunday before Advent begins next week. Just one month to Christmas!
Today can I give you two pictures and a YouTube? Have a look at the two pictures, because they are of Christ the King. He said “When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself!’ (John 12:32) That’s the kind of king he is! The first picture is, I think, by an artist from Wexford, but I don’t know who it is. Would love to. The second is one of my own, on what the good thief
saw when he turned to Jesus and said “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” It’s in line with an ancient tradition in art of portraying Jesus as a clown, crowned.
(A Note: did you know that I.N.R.I., which you see on the top of any crucifix, are the Latin initials for “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”,- Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudeorum.’ It was Pilate who had these words put there in three languages, Latin, Greek and Aramaic.)
Finally, the YouTube site for ‘You say it best when you say nothing at all’, by Alison Krauss www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jYfpkI5VuA. Or see it sung by Ronan Keating. (Jesus ‘says it best’ when he says almost nothing at all, on the cross,- but says everything!)
Thanks a mill! God bless. Have a great week.
Fr. Seamus Devitt, C.Ss.R.
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