January 7: Epiphany

Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-6; Mt 2:1-6

On this feast of the Epiphany, the manifestation of God is revealed to us in the life of a child “Jesus of Nazareth.” The prophet Isaiah tells us: “Arise and shine, for your light is coming…” We are inhabited by light. Let us shine in the same way Jesus did, to illuminate the different darknesses that exist and that want to dim the brightness of life.

Like the wise kings, may we see the star and let it guide us to Jesus. May we trust that the star goes before us on our journey.

The Gospel tells us about the wise kings: “When they came in … they saw the child with Mary his mother. Then they fell down and worshipped him.” The wise kings teach us to be humble and grateful before the sacred humanness of life that manifests itself to us daily. For this, it is necessary to “enter,” to “see.” Let us pray that we may go inside and see the light, the light that inhabits each one of us, the light that manifests in the life of each being. In this way we lift our gaze to adore with our actions the God who is revealed daily in the small.

— Blog entry by Frania Ponce (Casa Sofia, Guatemala); Image by wal_172619 from Pixabay

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