Jesus could have had all of the markings of an earthly king. It was offered to him in those 40 days in the wilderness. He was offered to sit on a high throne over all thrones, to lead over armies, to have all the gold and wealth of the world. But he said no. Because he didn’t come for his own crown or his own throne or his own gold. He came for us.
“We are called to live in faith, not just when it is easy. Our faith is needed actually the most when it is challenged. When the world seems the darkest, that is when we most need the light. And those are the moments when our continued faith, when our witness to love and hope, grace and healing can be the most powerful.”
“In the Resurrection the patterns of this age and this world will be forever transformed. And we will be transformed with them.”