Behold Your King

Behold Your KingMeditations in Matthew's Gospel

J.M. Flanigan

Christmas time is the season of the 'new born king'. As we reflect again on the incarnation and the birth of Christ the words of the old carol repeat in our minds - 'A new king born today'.

Matthew's gospel is essentially the gospel of the King. Along with Luke he is one of the evangelists who majors on the birth. Indeed he includes some birth narratives that cannot be found elsewhere, including the Wise Men, the Flight to Egypt, the Slaughter of the Innocents and Joseph's angelic dream.