Therefore Pilate . . . summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” (John 18:33-34)
Why do we believe Jesus is King? And Lord?
Because our parents told us it’s so?
Our teachers? Pastors?
Books we’ve read?
Homilies we’ve heard?
Or do we believe Jesus is King,
because we’ve met Him.
Because we know Him.
Because we speak with Him.
Believing in Jesus is not the same as
Trusting in Jesus is not the same as
Which is why
what the Lord asked of Pilate
He asks also of you
“Do you call Me King,
on your own initiative?
Or because of what others have told you of Me?”