Epiphany

Clergy Corner by Fr. Ray

Today’s epiphany is not only God’s   revelation of Himself; it is also the manifestation of who we really are without God. We may be living in the most luxurious village in the city, but unless God dwells in us, we are poor.

As we see in Jesus the God whom otherwise we cannot see, we learn that it is for our sake that God became poor so that we might  become rich. Jesus came to share in our humanity that we might come to share in His divinity.

The visitors from the East were not kings but wise men. Like the rest of humanity, they were poor in their own way. They were wise though, because despite their own poverty, they have searched for, been led to, and have worshiped Jesus who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And they were even wiser because having found, reached, and received Jesus, they went home through another route. They arrived in Bethlehem wise but poor; they left it enriched and even wiser.

As another blessed season of Christ’s birth ends today, we go back to our usual day-to-day affairs; the route we take in our return to the ordinariness of life will show if we too have been enriched and made wiser by the kind of Christmas we have celebrated.

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