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Sunday Reflection – 20 November 2022

CHRIST THE KING Solemnity (Thirty-fourth and Last Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Also Read: Mass Readings for 20 November 2022 Homily for 20 November 2022 – Sunday

First Reading: Second Samuel 5: 1-3

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. (1)

So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. (3)

The King was their own flesh and blood. Amen!

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122: 1-5

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” (1)

To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord. (4)


Second Reading: Colossians 1: 12-20

He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. (18-20)

We are saved by Christ Jesus’ death on the cross. We have been reconciled into his kingdom. We also partake of his flesh and blood at Holy Eucharist. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will. (Eph1:5) Therefore we are his family. 


Gospel: Luke 23: 35-43

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (42-43)

The words of our dying Savior, remind us who he really was. Any other human-inspired mythical stories could well have included a vengeance sequence. But not so, with God Almighty who wanted that we humans reconciled into his kin. 

Do we live and behave as saved children of an all-powerful God? David lived and died. But Christ Jesus rose from the dead and reigns today over us all. May we acknowledge his rule and abide in his love. 


Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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