Sunday, January 4, 2009
An Epiphany on The Epiphany
In church this weekend, I had somewhat of an epiphany during the Gospel reading (Matthew 2:1-12).
The reading, of course, is about the magi from the East and their search for the Baby Jesus. While we do not know where they are from, scholars speculate Persia or that surrounding area. Either way, it was not a short trip. And even though we can assume they traveled "first class" for that time, with luxuries Mary and Joseph could only dream about, the trip was probably an arduous one.
Which made me realize that these magi are symbolic of all of us. The magi were on a physical journey. We are on a spiritual one. All of us in search of Jesus.
The magi left many of their comforts and embarked on a long journey to find the King of Kings.
Are we doing the same?