Christ the King; a reflection

Hidden King
when did we see you?
We saw no King,
only a scrounger
begging on the street.

Hidden King,
when did we refuse you
food, drink and clothes?
We could have given our best
if we had seen you.

Hidden King,
when did we refuse you
care when you were sick?
We could have cared for you
if we had seen you.

Hidden King,
when did we ignore you
when you were imprisoned?
We could have helped
if we had seen you.

Hidden King
where is your throne?
We saw no throne,
only a dead tree
and a man hanging there.

Hidden King
where is your crown?
We saw no crown,
only a brutal wreath
of piercing thorns.

Hidden King,
why did you come naked,
with no royal regalia?
We could have bowed
if we had seen you.

Hidden King,
is it our fault
that we neglected you
because we did not see you?

Inspired by Matthew 25: 31 - 46

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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  1. I really love this post and I think it is very relevant given the economic times we live in where having less is seen as being inferior.

    1. Glad you like it. I'm always a little uncomfortable with Christ the King Sunday because images of monarchy and associated trappings it's don't seem all that relevant to most people in the world. On the other hand, the words of Christ, the completely different sort of king, remain highly relevant.


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