Sunday, November 22, 2015

Time for Testimony

The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

John 18:33-37

As Jesus is on trial at the end of his life, he is asked a profound question by Pilate.  Pilate is asking for his testimony, “Are you the king of the Jews?”  Jesus wonders how Pilate ascertained this information, on his own or by what others said.  What if someone were to ask you to testify?  What would your witness, your testimony be?  Who would other people say you are?

Our spiritual practices and the use of our spiritual gifts throughout our lifetime for love of God and love of one another may point to this answer.  Would others who have witnessed your life answer the same as you?

Our spiritual gifts are used to build the kingdom of God.   Indeed, Jesus tells Pilate “My kingdom does not belong to this world” and “he has come to testify to the truth.” What kingdom would your witness point to?  Would your faith, hope and charity point to this kingdom or the next? 

As we end this liturgical year, on this Feast of Christ the King, what will your testimony be?  Perhaps this may be a moment to discern the answer to this question in light of the use of our spiritual gifts in our lives.  Now is the time to create a witness, a testimony to God and to share with others of who you say you are and to what kingdom your life is pointing to.

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