Friday of the Second Week of Easter (memorial of St. Catherine of Siena)
Jesus truly is a King. However, as He said Himself in front of Pilate, His kingdom is not of this world. Often, many people tend to forget about what Jesus said to Pilate and portray Him in royal robes and a crown on His head. Jesus doesn’t want all of that. Besides, He doesn’t want us to call Him King, yet neglect to see Him in our brothers and sisters that are marginalized, homeless, filthy and hungry. If we proclaim that Jesus is our King, instead of worshiping beautiful images of Him, we need to find Him in those in need and help them. This is what Jesus expect from us. At the end of today’s Gospel, we read: “Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.” Interesting, isn’t it? Jesus didn’t want to be the kind of King that they were looking for. Is Jesus your King?