Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Epiphany of the Lord

Is 60:1-6
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6
Mt 2:1-12

Today’s Gospel starts with this statement, When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?
We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” Which leads to the question, why? Why did Magi, Wiseman, kings, come from a distant land to the east to pay homage to the newborn king of the Jews? Why would they care? Were they just being polite?
This time of year we see the return of light, physical light, to the world. In our hemisphere days are getting longer, the sun rises a bit earlier and sets a bit later. When the sun shines it does not shine only on a particular place, or a particular people, the sun shines for everyone. At Christmas we celebrated the rising of the Son, the dawn of a new light, a light not meant only for a few, but for all. The Magi came to pay homage to the Christ, not because he was the newborn king of the Jews, but because he is the newborn king of all. They were drawn by the light, the light of the Son, a light that, just as the physical sun does, shines on everyone. They came to make known to the world that this newborn king is king of all, they came to open the eyes of all people to the light of the Son, the light that clears away the darkness and guides us home.
Deacon John
The Epiphany of the Lord
Jan. 3, 2010

1 comment:

victor said...

John! You've got to slow down cause every body that matters knows that The Epiphany of the Lord has come and gone.

Yes,I hear ya John! But Victor we've got to do more to let others know that God's Love has no end and if we can convince sinner vic of this then he might not destroy this world when you turn sixty six.

Relax John! J.C. has got a close eye on sinner vic and all his so called imaginary friends and he'll tow the line if he knows what's good for me, myself and I but in the mean time let's keep praying for him cause as true Catholics that we are, we might be able to convince sinner vic that "Forgiveness of Sins" truly does exist and who knows some of sinner vic's imaginary spiritual friends who truly do believe in Christ might eventually learn that they have not been really made by Victor but have been "Begotten by Our Heavenly Father, who are really "ONE" Heavenly Family, with our Mother, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for Eternity. Amen!

Happy New Year John and take "IT" easy Hey MAN!

God Bless,