27 November 2006

On Christ the King

Jesus Christ came as King of the Universe not "to dominate peoples and territories, but to free men from the slavery of sin and be reconciled with God," the Holy Father said during his Angelus Address yesterday.

Sitting on his "throne," the cross, Jesus has defeated the power of the "prince of this world."

Jesus told Pontius Pilate that he came to "testify to the truth" (John 18:37), the truth that Jesus "is Love and Truth, and love as well as truth never impose themselves," said the Pontiff. "They knock on the door of the mind and heart and, where they enter, bring peace and joy. This is the way God reigns."

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