In today’s gospel we see Jesus before Pilate who questions him about his identity and the accusation that he is “King of the Jews.” Jesus explains his kingship. It is different from that of kings of this world. Jesus knows he is a King, but at the same time he enlarges on Pilate’s question. He is not a King who would be a threat to the Romans. His kingship is of a different kind. It concerns the Jews certainly but goes beyond them to include others. It works in a different way from what both Pilate and the Jews associate with kingship. It is not primarily of this world since it calls upon the people of this world to listen to the voice of truth. The kingship of Jesus is fundamentally a witness to the truth that can transform the lives of people if only they would listen and be guided by it. Jesus had spoken of himself as the Truth, the Way, and the Life (John 14:6). This Truth sets people free. The Kingdom of Jesus, therefore, is one opposed to falsehood and oppression. Such a kingdom cannot be set up by force. Each person is called to listen to the voice of truth and to decide freely on which side of it to stand.