THE EPIPHANY OF THE
January 6, 2019
Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3: 2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed
for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to
be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel
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?"
How does the
Lord come to us? He comes in the least. Remember the Magi
were outsiders and so they challenge us to welcome the
outsiders among us – immigrants, homeless, prisoners,
unemployed, etc. When we do acknowledge Christ among the
least we also notice they, like the Magi, bring valuable
gifts to us, starting with the very presence of Christ.
So, we ask
Who are the modern Magi, searchers and
outsiders, in your world?
In welcoming them, what possible gifts do
they bring to you?
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