Sunday 25th November (Reign of Christ)

“Truth in advertising.”
“Truth, the first casualty in war.”
“Always tell the truth:
there’s less to remember.”

“What is truth?”
he asked:
a question for every age.

Truth –
something Pilate didn’t understand
and maybe we don’t either.
Truth can be threatening
when the way, the truth, and the life
call into question
the perceptions on which we build our world.

Power –
abused by kings, emperors, governors
and probably most of us
even in some small way.

Powers like Caesar
appear to hold ultimate authority
but appearances
can be deceiving…

Christ the King –
different from the kingship understood by Pilate
and probably most of us.
Christ the King,
the way, the truth, and the life:
sovereignty expressed in love and freedom.
(Adapted from a sermon from some years ago, which may have drawn on material from other, long-forgotten, sources.)
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2012.
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