Reflection 8

Text (Gospel Story) November 22nd, 2015 

Pilate said to Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world.  If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here.” So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a King?” Jesus answered, “You say 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.”

Sharing the Mission

As you serve Christ your King, be an open door that is fully open to others, especially the poor. Be an open door by being humble. An open door does not discriminate, allowing some to pass and some not. Open the door of your heart widely to those who claim a little more understanding from you. Open the door of your heart so widely that you can belong to the truth and listen to the voice of Jesus.

Discussion

As a conference, how do you work together to maintain trusting  relationships?

Action

Encourage a member of a Young Vincentian conference to attend your conference meeting and share the works and activities being undertaken.

Prayer

(Leader)       Let us pray to Christ our King, source of compassion and love,

(Together) May we bring peace to all who have lost hope. (Leader)  For the wisdom to listen to God’s voice, (Together)  May we become an open door to all.

(Leader)       For the courage to work untiringly for peace and justice,

(Together)  May your kingdom come!