In the spirit of St. Augustine who urged his followers to search for God together, consider the following reflection on Sunday’s Gospel. On the Feast of Christ the King, we are given an image of Jesus at His most broken. He is taunted to invoke power to save Himself and to save others as He hangs on the cross, His body mutilated and exhausted. A criminal reviles Him after the rulers sneer and soldiers jeer at him, yet He responds with no anger, no ill will, no rejection. Do we have faith that God will give us compassion in even these most desolate moments? Do we have the faith to honor the dignity of anyone we meet even in these most disturbing moments? How do we cultivate the humility to understand ourselves as frankly as the second criminal does in the hopes that God will keep us with Him in paradise?