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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sheen on Kingship

Happy Feast of Christ the King!

They could not make Him King; He was born a King. ...
His Kingship would come through the Divine "must" of the Cross, and not through popular force. This was the second time that He declined a crown; the first was when Satan offered Him the kingship of the world, if He would fall down and adore him. "My Kingdom is not of this world," He would tell Pilate later on. But the crowd would push Him to a throne; He said He would not be pushed; He would be "lifted up" to it and the throne would be the Cross, and His Kingship would be over hearts.

~Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ, 136.

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