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Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Sunday, November 25, 2018

On the basis of his work of salvation, done in a non-conventional way on the cross, Jesus Christ appears as a true king and a ruler of the universe reining from heaven and in the hearts of his free creatures. His power doesn’t consist on using violence, hatred and warfare to introduce and control an order. His kingdom is about the happiness which dwells in the hearts of his free made creatures, of the people, who were reconciled with God the Creator in his offering. Jesus, becoming one of us and dying on the cross, conquered death and sin by his resurrection giving as an access to happiness. He then called us to be a new creation showing himself as a “faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth”. In the same time, He shows us a new form of ruling, by serving others which become an ultimate criterion of salvation. “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen”. In a dialog with Pilate Jesus confirms an exceptional mark of his Kingdom: “My Kingdom does not belong to this world”, because no one like God could provide an order into the world of free will with whom Jesus “subjugates” by His offering of the cross. On this basis, Jesus can proclaim himself a true king and criterion of the truth about the creation which has its source and goal in God: “For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice”. Thus Jesus is “the Alpha and Omega”, beginning and the end of all which exist, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty”.