Sunday, January 6, 2013

Starring Roles in Today's Epiphany

As I heard the Gospel today, it dawned on me that the Epiphany wasn't a one-time story.

It repeats itself even today.

And the stars are as follows:

  1. Jesus as Himself.  While He is no longer an infant, He is certainly present for us to visit every day in the Eucharist.  
  2. Those involved in abortions as Herod.  Herod killing all boys age two and under sounds like barbaric history.  It was. But it also happens today - in even greater numbers.
  3. Some of us as the Magi.  There are some who seek Him, not only at Mass, but in other people as well.  They pay respect to Him.  And venerate in awe of Him.
  4. Others of us as the rest of the world.  Yes, the wise men and shepherds proclaimed the wonder of God.  And sometimes we are like them.  But the rest of the world most likely went about their daily lives - oblivious to His presence right in front of them.  And, unfortunately, we are also sometimes like them as well.
When we aren't starring as the Magi or Others, we have the opportunity to pray.  

To pray that we never lose sight of Him, the way the wise men never lost sight of that star.  To pray that when we find our Savior, we acknowledge His presence and pay Him the homage he deserves.  And to pray that those who practice abortion have a change of heart and repent.    

God Bless.


noreen said...

Amen to that Michael. May God remove the scales from their eyes so they know His truth. Happy Feast of the Epiphany!

Shirley said...

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Victor S E Moubarak said...

What great insight Michael. Thank you.

God bless.

Michael said...

Thank you Noreen, Victor and Shirley for stopping by and leaving your kind comments!

God Bless!