Christ the King Homily, 2021
Jesus says “I came into the world to testify to the truth”
I typically have taken the approach in my preaching to try to list all the ways that Jesus and His Church are the Truth. And a lot of times it seems, at least with young people, that I am trying to push a 1,000 boulder up hill. I can typically see a lot of the young adults youth and so forth roll their eyes.
Instead, today I would like to take it from the other direction. Instead of trying to point and say “There is the Truth!” I would like to ask a question: “are there any lies anymore?”
Sure, I know that you can lie about your homework being done, but I am talking, as a society, are there any lies anymore?
I think it is an important question to ponder. Because as I look around, I see lies everywhere. Do you see them? From my perspective, I see a culture that is soaked in lies – and I am more and more convinced that the only way to salvage the Truth is for us as small communities to announce the Kingship of Jesus Christ. We have to do it boldly and with conviction.
Again in today’s Gospel Jesus says he came into the world to testify to the Truth. Are you trying to hear the voice of Jesus point you to the Truth, or are you too busy and too distracted to be concerned about what is true?
May our communities, our states, our country and our world miraculously forsake all the lies that we have been spreading, and return on bended knee to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
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