Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. I went for the 6pm mass today. It was celebrated by Fr. Johnson Fernandez and the Homily was by Fr. John Bosco Franklin Pereira. The sound system in the church was not very good today. So some parts of Fr. Bosco’s homily was unclear but still understandable. The homily started off with a story:
There was once a king. This King was in love with a girl, but this girl was a peasant. The King knew it was impossible for him to marry her. At that time, they could only marry people of royalties. Their status gap was too wide. There was only one way out. That is to renounce his kingship so that when he lowered himself to be a peasant, both of them could marry. End of Story.
Well, the above is just a summarised story. It was written by a well known theologian. Then, Fr. Bosco Continued:
The king in the story is Jesus Christ Himself, and the girl in the story is the entire people of God. We, as children of God are called to be Priest, Prophet and King. WE are called to join christ with a Priestly role, a prophetic role and Share his Kingship. We are being called to continue this story of christ, which is occuring now…
Well, if i am not mistaken, when christ lowered himself to be one of us, that term is called Kenosis. It is in one of my post.
In yesterday’s novena. Father tells us, for christmas, it is not about wrapping presents, christmas trees etc. Christmas is NOT Christmas if we don’t put christ in the centre of our lives. YEAH! SO THIS CHRISTMAS ..NO PRESENTS!