"We do well to further examine a quality of Christ’s kingship mentioned in [last Sunday’s] sermon notes, namely that he is a 'concealed' King. In the gospel, both the saved and condemned are surprised and wonder when they encountered Jesus at all, whether as hungry, thirsty, naked, a stranger, sick or in prison. He replies, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ (Matt 25:41). So, although concealed, Jesus says he was, quite present in those who were in such need."
In a recent commentary, Monsignor Charles Pope (pastor of Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Parish,
Washington, DC) reflected on some aspects of what it means in Jesus being a concealed king.
To access Msgr. Pope's complete post, please visit:
Community in Mission: Some Thoughts on Jesus as a "Concealed King" (22 NOV 20)