A couple months ago, on the feast of Christ the King, my oldest son tugged at my sleeve during Mass. Pointing up to the Cross, he asked, “What do the letters over Jesus’ head mean?”
I quietly spelled out the Latin: Jesus, the Nazarene, King of the Jews.  “The Romans nailed that over Jesus’ head to mock him.  They thought he was pretending to be the king of the world, but that he was just a nobody whom they could hang on the cross to die.”
“Oh,” James Augustine said in his particularly thoughtful way, “So, Jesus pranked the Romans.”
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