“I am the King” (John 18:37) We are told through the Passion story, found in the Gospel of John, how Jesus stands before Pilate listening to questions regarding his Kingship. Rome’s representative states, “You are a king then?” Jesus replies, “I am the King.” Neither Pilate, nor the people gathered understood that Jesus’ empire was one of truth not materialism. Today’s window depicts the price Jesus paid for us through the cross, how He wore a crown of thorns for our sins so that we may join Him and be granted the crown of life.
Second-century Ignatius of Antioch said, “Better to die for the sake of Jesus Christ than to be king over the utmost ends of the earth.”
Today Father help me to not make excuses. Today I pledge allegiance to the Lamb of God: and to the kingdom for which He stands. Today I will not disobey, today I will serve my King. Amen.