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Memorial of Saint Boniface

Date: 
Fri, 06/05/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.
 
His grandmother remarked... "doesn't it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?"
 
Bobby said, "Yes, God did it and he did it left handed."
 
This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him "What makes you say God did this with his left hand?"
 
"Well," said Bobby, "we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God's right hand!"
 
 
We hear Jesus quote Psalm 110, verse 1 and then explain its meaning.
The Jewish religious leaders used this psalm and verse to support their claim
that the Christ, the awaited Messiah, would be known and proclaimed as “Son of David”.
This title, this connection to great ruler of their fathers
would verify the identity of the Messiah when he came.
In other words, this title “Son of David”, would capture and define the character of messiahship.
Above all things, the Messiah would show himself to be the “Son of David”.
In the estimation of scribes Jesus didn’t foot the bill.
 
To the delight of his listeners and the embarrassment of the scribes
Jesus uses this same passage to indicate that the Messiah would be much more
than the “Son of David”.
David himself uses the term “lord” and is talking about someone superior to himself
which would make the Messiah more than a “son” of David.
 
Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ, the Messiah, is more than “Son of David”.
Jesus does not rule the world as David’s successor, in David’s place.
Jesus rules the world in God’s place.
He is the “risen Lord”….exalted above all because he is equal to God.
This title “Lord” brings together Jesus’ suffering and resurrection
which in turn reveals his divine position and dignity.
Christ not only enjoys being present with God.
Sitting at his right hand, Jesus the Christ rules with God.
The goal of this lordship is to reconcile the world,
bring it back into God’s created order of things.
 
To believe this is to render service to the Lord, engage in the work of the Lord,
and embrace a way of life worthy of the Lord.
Wholehearted loyalty, allegiance, and subordination
describe the correct attitudes of true believers in relationship to Christ, the risen Lord.
 
“May your influence over us, O Lord, be greater than the world’s influence over us.  Amen!”