Kings hold banquets. It's kind of a king thing. Christ the King is no exception... except that just as Jesus is a King like no other, the kingly feast is also like no other. Here we find simple bread and a simple cup, representing the King's own body and blood given so that we might have abundant life. When we meet our King at this table, we have to be prepared to have our understanding of kings and power changed. In fact, we need to be prepared to have ourselves changed.
Let us pray.
God whose power is perfect in the seemingly powerless, thank you for coming to us in the form of your servant-King Jesus. We thank you for Jesus' life and teachings, that showed us how to live out your grace. We thank you that even death and sin couldn't overcome your love and that Jesus gave himself to make that so. We thank you for these symbols of real power, the bread and cup, that remind us of all of that.
In the name of Jesus, our King, Amen.