SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING November 22, 2020

Ez 34:11-12,15-17; 1 Cor 15:20-26,28 Mt 25:31-45

Mt 25:40 ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

STEWARDS CALLED TO BE KINGS

Being called to Kingship is being:

Knowledgeable

Know Who God Is. Read the Bible. Attend our Sunday celebrations faithfully. Seek Him in your Personal Prayers, in your Daily Thoughts.

When you want knowledge as much as you wanted air, then you will get it. – Socrates

He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not is a fool; avoid him. He who knows not and he knows that he knows not is simple; teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows is asleep; wake him. He who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man; follow him.

Intelligent

Spend some time in personal reflection: On What you hear being preached, being taught. Listen from “within” and “without”.

Being intelligent involves being ignorant about those things that are not worth knowing. Smart is when you believe one half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe.

Needful of God

There are no Christians who do not need God. A child of the King makes others realize their need for the father’s Kingly love.

When I love God more than I love my earthly dearest, then I shall love my earthly dearest more than I do now. – C.S. Lewis

If you take care of the things that are dear to God, He will take care of the things that are dear to you.

Generous

Think globally; act locally. Give as you can; not as you can’t. But be maximalist. Be a gimper – have a do-and-give-more attitude.

Blessed are those who give without remembering and who receive without forgetting.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. You get more than you give when you give more than you get.

Servant-Leader

“The leader is a vulnerable servant who needs the people as much as they need him or her. . . a leadership which is not modeled on the power games of the world, but on the servant-leader, Jesus, who came to give his life for the salvation of many.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus

Kingly Way of Leading: Listening to Serving

“We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.” – William Arthur Ward, quoted in Leadership with a Human Touch

“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.” – J. Carla Nortcutt

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PONDER ON THIS:

“Listen Christian!” (Bob Rowland)

I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hunger. Thank you.

I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel in the cellar and prayed for my release.

I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.

I was sick and you knelt and thanked God for your health.

I was homeless and you preached to me about the spiritual shelter of the love of God.

I was lonely and you left me alone to pray for me.

You seem so holy; so close to God

But I’m still very hungry, and lonely, and cold.

So where have your prayers gone? What have they done? What does it profit a man to page through his book of prayers when the rest of the world is crying for help?

MALIGAYANG KAPISTAHAN SA INYONG LAHAT!