The texts for the day were Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1.15-23 and Matthew 25.31-46
Dr Ben Thirkell-White, until recently Associate Professor of International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, now at the Reserve Bank, reflects on Christ the King Sunday and its political message for today. Christ the King is a recent feast — instituted by Pope Pius XI in the troubled period between the world wars. Ben draws comparisons with our contemporary situation, looking at the perhaps clashing models of kingship we find in the Bible.
Rev. Dr. Deborah Wilson, chaplain at Queen Margaret College, introduces St Matthew's depiction of Jesus as teacher — a new Moses who would in his own self fulfil the law.
Texts: Isaiah 9:1–4, 1 Corinthians 1:10–18, Matthew 4:12–23