Worship is not just what we do when we gather on Sunday morning or at other times to praise God. True worship involves the whole of our lives and, as we’ll see in this week’s gospel passage from Matthew 25:31-46, worship includes how we treat one another, and in particular how we treat those in need.
This Sunday is also ‘Christ the King’ or ‘Reign of Christ’ Sunday. It’s a special day for Christians around the world to celebrate the truth that, regardless of what the leaders of the world say or do, ultimately Jesus is in charge, and that even now we can experience the goodness of his reign as we wait for the fulfilment of his kingdom. In fact, worship can be one of the most poignant ways that we can experience his kingdom now.