Advent again. Advent is a very rich and interesting liturgical season. It is described variously. Maybe one word describes it well. That is ‘waiting’. However, some may be confused by the word ‘waiting’ and the word ‘time’. Last year we waited, and Jesus came. He comes every time that we celebrate the Eucharist.
Author:- October 23, 2020
Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. In the “Our Father” we pray “Thy kingdom come”. However, when Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God, he means something very different from kings and kingdoms so often associated with excessive wealth and the abuse of power. In the New Testament, it is the term most used by Jesus to define his mission. Jesus is a different type of king.
What a wonderful insight today’s gospel gives us into who we are! Even more so into what we are called to be, the dream to be realised. The talents to be discovered and developed to the fullest of our potential. To turn opportunities into blessings for someone, a situation, a community. Who can do this?
What does it mean to be “wise”? The Old Testament has plenty of books and material on “wisdom” and we have an example of its thinking in the first reading. But in the Gospel, Jesus does not give a lecture on wisdom; instead he tells a story. And like all his stories or parables, there is a certain ambiguity in it, and we have to work out what it is all about.