Ezekiel 34:11-16; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
Sunday is noted as “The Reign of Christ” or “Christ the King” Sunday but being a ruler of sheep is probably not all that kingly a duty, and yet it is the servant-call that Christ has accepted in our lives and in our world. Our readings for this week remind us that caring selflessly is the work of Christ our King, and also the work to which we are called. Power and dominion are not gilded with jewels or mansions. Rather, power and dominion in the kingdom of God carry great responsibility. To be the name above all names is to be servant to all humanity. To be those who claim the name “Christian” is to follow our servant-master and become servants to all in need. To see and respond to those needs are marks of a Christian follower. We are to live with “eyes wide opened” in order to see the needs that surround us each and every day.