March 29 - St. Joseph of Arimathea
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him (Matthew 27: 27-31).
Jesus is our King and we kneel before Him every week at Mass. This Sunday, remember those soldiers but this time you can be a faithful soldier who truly hails his King with love and honor.
Jesus, I honor and adore you as the King of my life.
Impact Sports: Have I ever bullied or hazed a teammate in the locker room?
Impact Life: Do I love our Lord as the true King of my life?