St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe A20

What would rather be: King (Queen) of the Universe or a shepherd (ess), albeit a good one?

Jesus Christ is both.  We read about his being like a shepherd, separating sheep from goats and a King by passing judgment on each.

Both the people on his right (the sheep) and those on his left (the goats) could have said: “We didn’t see that coming”. Both were surprised and perplexed when they heard the reason for the Son of Man’s verdict: what you did or did not do for the least of my brothers or sisters, you did or did not do it for me.

Wait a minute! What about keeping the Commandments? What about believing in and following all the dogmas, doctrines, and liturgical norms?

What a strange and wonderful king we have! The King of the Universe identifies with the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the ill-clothed, and the prisoner and not with the high and mighty or those who are self-satisfied without thinking of others.

He’s best served and most honored when we take care of one another, especially the most in need either physically, emotionally, socially, or spiritually.

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