Today is Christ the King Sunday. A Sunday where we celebrate Jesus, our Savior. A Sunday where we would tend to think about Christ on his heavenly throne in all his splendor, yet today we find that Christ the King comes to us as someone who is hungry, someone who is thirsty, someone who is a stranger, someone who is naked, someone who is sick, someone who is in prison. And then we hear Christ the King say two things. The first is: “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” And the second is like it: “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.”

On this Christ the King Sunday we remember why Christ came and what his expectations of us are as our king. He came to bring healing to our broken world, to bring hope to those in need, and he calls us to do the same. We are to see the face of Christ in the face of the other so that when we see someone hungry we give them food, when we see someone thirsty we give them something to drink, when we see someone naked we give them clothing, when we see someone sick we come to their aid, when we see someone in prison we come and visit them. For just as we do it to one of the least of these who are members of Christ’s family, we do it to Christ himself.

 

You Did It to Me