25 Nov 2018
For 25 November 2018, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe, based on John 18:33-37
Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, â€œAre you the King of the Jews?â€ Jesus answered, â€œDo you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?â€ Pilate replied, â€œI am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?â€ Jesus answered, â€œMy kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.â€ Pilate asked him, â€œSo you are a king?â€ Jesus answered, â€œYou say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.