This Sunday, we mark the last Sunday of the Christian year. It's Reign of Christ Sunday, when we ponder what the kingdom that Jesus proclaimed, and embodied, was really about.
For some of us, language of "king" and "kingdom" make us uncomfortable. They remind us of imperialism, colonialism, oppression, and coercion. They bring to mind the ways human beings and even the Church have misused power.
Yet that is clearly not the kind of king Jesus was, or the kind of kingdom he proclaimed. He speaks about this kingdom in one of our readings for Sunday, John 18:33-38a.
Does the image of God or Jesus as "king" still have meaning for us today, or is it too tainted by human abuse and misuse? These are some of the questions we'll be exploring this Sunday.
There is sure to be great food for thought, some laughter, some heart-felt sharing and prayer, spirited singing, and the companionship of others on the Way of Love.
See you in church!
~ Rev. Michelle