Christ the King of Love and Grace

Ordinary Time, Proper 29, Year C

Scripture: Luke 23:33-43

This Sunday we celebrate Christ the King. We also close the third year of the three-year lectionary cycle. Today we hear a portion of the passion story in which Jesus is hanging on the cross in between two criminals. One is encouraging him to save himself. The other names that Jesus has done nothing wrong and asks that Jesus remember him. Jesus tells him, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus’ life on earth challenged those in power because it created a new way of life as Jesus talks about liberation from what we normally know as power. Jesus came to “to spread a revolution of love and grace, which entailed identifying and embodying a new kind of power and priority.” (William Loader)

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