Our anointed King
E ach week the Liturgy has been preparing us for
the revelation to be made on this last Sunday of
the Church year: Jesus is truly the Chosen One,
the Messiah of God, the King of Jews.
Ironically, in today's Gospel we hear these
names on the lips of those who don't believe in
Him - Israel's rulers, soldiers, a criminal
dying alongside Him. They can only see the
scandal of a bloodied figure nailed to a cross.
They scorn Him in words and gestures foretold in
the Scriptures. If He is truly King, God will
rescue Him, they taunt.