In this episode, we consider the readings for Christ the King Sunday (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 23:33-43; Colossians 1:11-20; Canticle 16; Jeremiah 23:1-6.
We discuss the Lord's promise to raise up a righteous shepherd to tend His people who have been scattered and injured, Zechariah's prophecy about Jesus and John the Baptist, and Paul's poetic words of praise of Christ the King. We also consider the lectionary's choice to end with the thief's declaration of faith as he sees Christ on the cross, recognizes His kingship in His death, and asks to be remembered when Jesus comes into His kingdom.
DISCLAIMER FROM FR AARON: I did some digging after recording this episode. After all these years of thinking that Christ the King Sunday sometimes trims off the last "proper" in the lectionary, I learned I was wrong. So please distrust and disbelieve my answer on that in the episode. :) Turns out *only* the propers at the beginning of the season can get trimmed--and that would be due to where Easter Sunday falls on a given year. Thanks for bearing with me!
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of Jeremiah
--Bible Project's overview of Colossians
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.