Readings: Is. 60:1-6 | Ps. 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 | Eph. 3:2-3, 5-6 | Mt. 2:1-12
We have recently celebrated the Incarnation of God to the world. The Gospel story is the story told in order for all to know that Christ did not come for the Jewish people only. Christ came to be manifested to all peoples of all nations and times. This is why the Magi/Kings are a part of this story. These Magi represent the rest of the world. Isaiah is telling the Jews that a light is coming and its glory is infinite and reveals Christ to the whole world. Paul reiterates this theme in his letter to the Ephesians. Christ came to bring light, to radiate the truth of God’s love for all people of all time. Thus, the feast of the Epiphany is a very important feast for us. We should rejoice that God loved us so much to send Christ into our world to redeem us.
Take time to consider this wonderful outpouring of God’s love to you. Consider the depth of your appreciation of God’s love for you. How can you express gratitude for this great gift? Take time to express that gratitude now. How will you carry that gratitude into each moment of each day? Make a plan to do so now.