what-kind-king-jesusA Passion Sunday Reflection

Jesus wasn't a king who lived in a palace.
He lives in our broken and wounded hearts.


He wasn't a king who was aloof from his people.
He became human and lives among us still.


He wasn't a king who used fear to gain people's loyalty.
He gains that through love and humility.


He wasn't a king who took from the poor to make himself rich.
He makes us rich by assuming our poverty.


He wasn't a king who commanded violence.
He commands forgiveness for those who wrong us.


He wasn't a king who demanded to be served.
He washes our feet.


He wasn't a king who ate sumptuously every day.
He feeds us daily with His own Flesh and Blood.


He wasn't a king who wore expensive clothes.
He wears human flesh, torn for love of us.


He wasn't a king dressed in immaculate, royal purple.
He is dressed in a blood stained garment.


crown-of-thornsHe wasn't a king who wore a crown of gold.
He wears a crown of thorns.


He wasn't a king who held a bejeweled scepter in his hand.
He holds the old rugged Cross.


He wasn't a king who ruled from a throne.
He is enthroned upon a Cross.


He wasn't a king who needed weapons for victories.
He gains the victory by the shedding of His Blood.


He wasn't a king who wore armor into battle.
He lays down His life in love that we may live in love.


He wasn't a king who was carried on people's shoulders.
He carries us in His heart, a heart opened with a lance.


He wasn't a king who fought for immortality and fame.
He is the eternal King born to die that we may live forever.

 

Jesus may be a strange kind of King but I want no other King but Him.

 

 

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